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Labor while we may

Life seems but a sparkling river

Author: Melia Z. Haffner
Tune: [Life seems but a sparkling river] (Moore)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Life seems but a sparkling river,
Flowing down the "steep of time,"
Bearing trusting spirits ever,
To a happy, holy clime.

Refrain:
'Let us, then, be up and doing,'
Let us labor while we may;
Roses ’round each pathway strewing,
Treading softly all life’s way.

2 We have but a short probation,
Soon our labors will be o’er;
Soon from toil and sore temptation,
We shall rest forevermore! [Refrain]

3 Yes, the night of death steals o’er us,
Calling us from earth away;
And eternity before us,
Beams with light of endless day. [Refrain]

4 Cheering pilgrims, faint and weary,
And with tenderness and love;
Pointing thro’ earth’s darkness dreary,
To the glorious home above. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10006

Author: Melia Z. Haffner

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Text Information

First Line: Life seems but a sparkling river
Title: Labor while we may
Author: Melia Z. Haffner
Refrain First Line: Let us then be up and doing
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10006
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10006

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