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O while the moments linger

Representative Text

1. Oh, while the moments linger,
There's work for us to do;
The Master bids us labor,
And in his cause be true.

Oh, while the moments linger,
Oh, while the moments linger,
There's work to do,
There's work to do,
There's work for us to do.

2. Oh, plead not vain excuses,
There's work for ev'ry one;
There are kind words to be spoken,
And kind deeds to be done. [Chorus]

3. Oh, let us do each duty,
As God shall make it plain;
If he shall bless our labor,
It cannot be in vain. [Chorus]

4. Our work will soon be ended,
Our trials soon be o'er;
And then we'll rest in glory
With Jesus evermore. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #10

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O while the moments linger
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Copyright: Public Domain



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