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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.

Refrain:
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

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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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