O toilers in the vineyard

O toilers in the vineyard

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: LOYAL
Published in 2 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

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… 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

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