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Let us be about our Father's business

Let us be about our Father's business

Author: I. E. Diekenga
Tune: [Let us be about our Father's business]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Let us be about our Father’s business,
Ev’ry day, as we go
On our way here below:
Never let it suffer thro’ remissness,
But seek to make it thrive and grow.

Then respond to the call,
He has use for us all,
And His work is a labor of love;
And the days soon will come
In the great Harvest Home,
For our rest and rejoicing above.

2. Do you ask what is the work He sends us?
’Tis whate’er we can do,
’Tis to bear and be true,
And to use the talents that He lends us,
That others may accept Him too. [Refrain]

3. When in Heaven and the toil is ended,
Oh, what bliss it will be
In that place then to see
Those dear souls whom we on earth befriended,
And led to Him who made them free. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4797

Author: I. E. Diekenga

Born: Cir­ca 1846, Ger­ma­ny. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 2, 1890, St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri. Diekenga’s fam­i­ly em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca in 1847. He mar­ried Nellie H. de Jong, poss­i­bly in St. Lou­is. His works in­clude: Between Times; Or, Tales, Sketch­es, and Po­ems Uncle Dan Pol­der­tot, 1882  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let us be about our Father's business
Author: I. E. Diekenga
Refrain First Line: Then respond to the call



The Cyber Hymnal #4797
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