Toil and Pray

O my brother have you started for the heavenly land

Author: A. F. Myers
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O my brother, have you started for the heavenly land?
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
Are you guided on the journey by the Saviour's hand?
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
As you praise his name with a holy song,
As you linger in his courts to pray,
As you firmly stand in the fight against the wrong,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?

Chorus:
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
Don't you see the light celestial on the way;
All the time that you have striven
On the upward road to heaven,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?

2 As you labor in the vineyard for the Master here,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
As you hear him sweetly whisper words of hope and cheer,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
As you tell the world of a Saviour's love,
As you point men to the narrow way,
As you help some soul on toward that home above,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day? [Chorus]

3 When your spirit feels the breezes from the other shore,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
When you see your dear ones leave you to return no more,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
For they're happy now in that home on high,
All their trials and tears have passed away;
As they watch your course in the journey to the sky,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day? [Chorus]

4 Very soon you'll cross the river to the golden land,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
Very soon you'll live and mingle with that blood-washed band,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day?
Where the Lamb of God is the city's light,
Where night has forever passed away,
And the roadway fair is the blessed path of right,
Don't you find the path grows brighter ev'ry day? [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #50

Author: A. F. Myers

Augustus (Gus) Franklin Myers USA 1850-1902. Born at Ashland, OH, he was a music composer and publisher. He may have taught music, as his title of ‘Professor’, is noted by one source. His song books include: “The life line”, “The search light” (1894), “The seed sower” (1897). He wrote many lyrics and tunes. He died at Toledo, OH. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O my brother have you started for the heavenly land
Title: Toil and Pray
Author: A. F. Myers
Refrain First Line: Are you toiling, are you praying
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light in the Valley #50

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