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We Shall Reap By and By

O never be weary, with vigor pursue

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [O never be weary, with vigor pursue]
Published in 12 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O never be weary, with vigor pursue
The work which the Master has left us to do.
If, patiently toiling, we trust in the Lord,
The harvest will bring us a blessèd reward.

We shall reap if we faint not, reap by and by,
Treasures immortal that never decay,
Crowns of rejoicing that fade not away,
We shall reap if we faint not, reap by and by.

2 O never be weary, but work with a will,
Our Father will surely His promise fulfill.
From seeds we have scattered in sorrow and tears,
We’ll gather bright sheaves when the harvest appears. [Refrain]

3 O never be weary, thro’ trial and care,
Be faithful to duty and earnest in prayer.
No labor for Jesus was ever in vain,
Go work in His vineyard, and wait for the rain. [Refrain]

4 Remember His mercy, remember His love,
Who came, our Redeemer, from glory above.
Then never be weary, but joyfully pursue
The work which the Master has left us to do. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10223

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O never be weary, with vigor pursue
Title: We Shall Reap By and By
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall reap if we faint not
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10223
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The Cyber Hymnal #10223

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