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In this vale of sadness

In this vale of sadness

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [In this vale of sadness]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In this vale of sadness,
Grief, and pain, and care,
Where the burdened and the weary
Meet you ev’rywhere;
Oh, what precious blessings
May be your each day,
If you’ll work for Jesus
All along the way.

Work for Jesus,
Help the dear Redeemer,
Soothe and comfort,
Gladden while you may;
Oh, what precious blessings
May be yours each day,
If you’ll work for Jesus
All along the way.

2 Ever hearts are breaking;
Cries are ever heard;
Ever struggling souls are longing
For a cheering word;
Oh, what deeds of kindness
You may do each day,
If you’ll work for Jesus
All along the way. [Refrain]

3 There are souls around you,
Deep in doubt and sin,
Whom an act of love might rescue,
Whom a word might win;
Oh, what erring brothers
You may win each day,
If you’ll work for Jesus
All along the way. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #32

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In this vale of sadness
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Work for Jesus



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

All Hail #d94

Carmina Sacra #d81

Sing His Praise #d96

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Special Songs #77

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The King of Kings #32

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