O Why Stand Ye Idle?

O idler, why loiter the bright hours away?

Author: Frank M. Davis
Tune: [O idler, why loiter the bright hours away?]
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Frank M. Davis

Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O idler, why loiter the bright hours away?
Title: O Why Stand Ye Idle?
Author: Frank M. Davis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O why stand ye idle
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Brightest Glory #96

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Gospel Hosannas #40

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #138

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Our Hymns #40

Songs of Love and Praise No. 5 #40

Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d116

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Sweet Harmonies #126

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #40

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