O toilers in the vineyard

O toilers in the vineyard

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: LOYAL
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O toilers in the vineyard,
The vineyard of the Lord,
Work on both late and early,
Obedient to His word;
Shrink not from heat or burden,
Do not your efforts stay,
And ye shall be rewarded
At closing of the day.

Refrain:
Work on, work on, O brothers,
Your labors blest shall be;
Work on, work on for Jesus
Till death shall set you free.

2 O toilers in the vineyard,
The precious seed you sow,
To an eternal harvest
In heav’n at last shall grow;
Then do not stop to question
If this or that may be,
But work in faith and patience,
Till Jesus sets you free. [Refrain]

3 O toilers in the vineyard,
If sorely now opprest
In heav’n’s eternal morning,
More sweet will be the rest!
In heav’n no heavy burdens!
In heav’n no scorching heat!
No spirit sorely troubled!
No weary hands or feet! [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #630

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O toilers in the vineyard
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Work on, work on, O brothers
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gloria Deo #630

The Friends' Hymnal #d477

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a630

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