In the name of God advancing

In the name of God advancing

Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the name of God go forward,
Joyfully thy work pursue;
Sow thy seed in early morning,
What is done is not to do.
Do not look on what is distant,
With the near work do thy best;
Thou must sow if thou would’st gather,
Only busy hands shall rest.

2 What will prosper or miscarry,
Canst thou ne’er beforehand know;
But we know God’s blessing ever
Follows all good deed below.
In the name of God go forward,
Joyfully thy work pursue;
Sow thy seek in early morning,
What is done is not to do.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #447

Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta

Spitta, Carl Johann Philipp, D.D., was born Aug. 1, 1801, at Hannover, where his father, Lebrecht Wilhelm Gottfried Spitta, was then living, as bookkeeper and teacher of the French language. In his eleventh year Spitta fell into a severe illness, which lasted for four years, and so threw him back that his mother (the father died in 1805) abandoned the idea of a professional career, and apprenticed him to a watchmaker. This occupation did not prove at all congenial to him, but he would not confess his dislike, and his family were ignorant of it till an old friend, who was trying to comfort him after the death of a younger brother, discovered his true feelings. The younger brother had been preparing for ordination, and so Carl was now invited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the name of God advancing
Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
Refrain First Line: Let us bravely work and wait

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Echoes of Praise #d66
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #447TextAudioPage Scan
Gospel Voices No.3 #d126
Gospel Voices Supplemented #d83
Grace and Glory: a choice collection of sacred songs, original and selected, for Sabbath-schools, revivals, etc. #67Page Scan
Songs of Delight, for the Sunday School #35Page Scan
Songs of the Morning, a choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday school and other social services #125Page Scan
Sowing and Reaping #d59
The Crowning Triumph #d57
The Endeavor Hymnal: for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #167Page Scan
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d279
The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #158TextAudioPage Scan
The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematicall arranged plan of notation #22Page Scan
The Polyphonic; or Juvenile Choralist; containing a great variety of music and hymns, both new & old, designed for schools and youth #19aPage Scan
The True Principles of the Science of Music #d15
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