Go right on working

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1 No room, no room for idlers,
No time, no time to waste;
There's work to do, there's work for you,
When duty calls, oh, haste.

Then hear the call to labor,
The King himself says, "Go."
Serve God, and serve your neighbor,
If you in grace would grow.

2 Keep on in paths of duty,
Nor linger by the way;
The Lord will guide, whate'er betide,
Then listen and obey. [Refrain]

3 Today the call is sounding,
The voice is Jesus' voice;
The work needs you, you need it, too,
Go, labor, and rejoice. [Refrain]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #55

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

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First Line: No room, no room for idlers
Title: Go right on working
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Then hear the call
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