When My Work Is Done

Only when victory ends the fray

Author: W. A. Spencer
Tune: [Only when vict'ry ends the fray]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only when vict’ry ends the fray,
The last battle won;
Only when shadows close the day
Will my work be done;
Struggles fierce and battles long,
Foes unnumbered round me throng;
Waving banners victor’s song
Cheer my spirit on.

When the clouds are overpast,
Forth will shine the sun;
Victory will come at last,
When my work is done,
Victory will come at last,
When my work is done.

2 Many a soul in sin enslaved
Must for Christ be won;
Many a brother must be saved,
Ere my work is done;
Others may their powers employ,
Seeking pleasures which alloy;
Jesus’ work is all my joy,
As my days glide on. [Chorus]

3 Only a few more days remain,
Life will soon be gone;
Hasten my feet midst toil and pain,
Till my work is done;
Souls in darkness wail and cry,
Let me to their rescue fly;
Show to those about to die,
Christ, God’s blessed Son. [Chorus]

Source: Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #120

Author: W. A. Spencer

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Text Information

First Line: Only when victory ends the fray
Title: When My Work Is Done
Author: W. A. Spencer
Refrain First Line: When the clouds are over
Copyright: Public Domain



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