In the vineyard of our Father

In the vineyard of our Father

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Published in 112 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 In the vineyard of our Father
Daily work we find to do;
Scattered gleanings we may gather,
Though we are but weak and few;
Little clusters
Help to fill the basket too.

2 Toiling early in the morning,
Catching moments through the day,
Nothing small or lowly scorning,
While we work, and watch, and pray;
Gathering gladly
Free-will offerings by the way.

3 Not for selfish praise or glory,
Not for objects nothing worth,
But to send the blessèd story
Of the Gospel o'er the earth,
Telling mortals
Of our Lord and Saviour's birth.

4 Up and ever at our calling,
Till in death our lips are dumb,
Or till sin's dominion falling,
Christ shall in His kingdom come,
And His children
Reach their everlasting home.

5 Steadfast, then, in our endeavor,
Heavenly Father, may we be;
And forever, and forever,
We will give the praise to Thee;
Alleluia!
Singing all eternity.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the vineyard of our Father
Author: Thomas MacKellar
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 112)
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A Church hymnal #469

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #94

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #276

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A Manual of Worship #92

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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #31

A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d61

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Alleluia #240

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Alleluia #240

Brooklyn Sunday School Union Hymns and Music, 60th Anniversary #d3

Carmina for Social Worship #d121

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #211

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Carols of Hope #31

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #223

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Children's Praise #58

Church and University Hymns #d82

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Every Sabbath #25

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Gloria Deo #662

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Gloria #187

Gospel Chimes #d35

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d177

Helping Hands #d35

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #227

Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d32

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d331

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Hymnal #227

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Hymnal #227

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Hymns and a Few Metrical Psalms (2nd ed.) #66

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #355

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1192

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Hymns and Tunes #308

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Hymns for Church and Home #200

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d538

Hymns of Progress #d99

Hymns of the Centuries #d123

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d124

Hymns of Worship and Service #d221

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Hymns of Worship and Service #385

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #385

Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d83

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d93

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Missionary Services and Hymnal #128

New Service and Tune Book for Sunday School #d60

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1412

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Our New Hymnal #381

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d59

Pure Diamonds #d47

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #67

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Shook's Song Evangelist #38

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Singing on the Way #77

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Songs of Beulah #22

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d136

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #277

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Songs of Praise #236

Sunday School Hymn Book #d202

Sunday School Hymnal #d185

Sunday School Hymns and Tunes #d44

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d70

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Sunday-School Book #276

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Sunday-School Hymns #284

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The Aid to Praise #96

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d86

The Association Hymn Book #d51

The Book of Praise for Church, School, and Home #d75

The Book of Praise for Sunday Schools #d75

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d130

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d80

The Children's Church #d72

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d104

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #97

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The Christian hymnal #532

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The Christian Hymnal #462

The Christian Hymnist #d264

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #227

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The Church Hymnal #427

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The Church Hymnal #577

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The Church Hymnal #577

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The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #150

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The Church Porch #139

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1005

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The Cyber Hymnal #3142

The Friends' Hymnal #d283

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a662

The Gem #d65

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The Gospel Singer #133

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The Hymnal #357

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The Hymnal #577

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The Hymnal #227

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d106

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The King's Praises #26

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #520

The New Children's Hymnal #d144

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The Sabbath School Bell #101b

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d132

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The School Hymnal #143

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