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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)

Echoes of Praise #d66

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Gloria Deo #447

Gospel Voices No.3 #d126

Gospel Voices Supplemented #d83

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Grace and Glory #67

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Songs of Delight, for the Sunday School #35

Sowing and Reaping #d59

The Crowning Triumph #d57

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The Endeavor Hymnal #167

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d279

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The Helper in Sacred Song #158

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The Little Minstrel #22

The True Principles of the Science of Music #d15

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