At The Setting Of The Sun

There is work to do for Jesus, Work for everyone to do

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [There is work to do for Jesus] (Hugg)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 There is work to do for Jesus,
Work for ev'ry one to do;
For the fields are white with harvest,
But the laborers are few.
Labor for him in life's morning,
Labor till the day is done;
For your toiling will be ended
At the setting of the sun.

Chorus:
When your labor here is ended,
And your race on earth is run,
Will you have a sheaf for Jesus
At the setting of the sun?
Will you have a sheaf for Jesus
At the setting of the sun?

2 Golden hours are swiftly passing,
They will never come again;
Labor while the sun is shining,
Or you cannot save the grain.
Harvest time will soon be over,
But when life its course has run,
Will you have a sheaf for Jesus
At the setting of the sun. [Chorus]

3 Men on ev'ry side are dying,
Souls for whom the Saviour died;
Go and tell them of salvation,
Point them to the Crucified.
Then when angels reap the harvest,
When your crown of life is won,
You will stand among the reapers
At the setting of the sun. [Chorus]


Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #150

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is work to do for Jesus, Work for everyone to do
Title: At The Setting Of The Sun
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When your labor here is ended
Publication Date: 1898
Copyright: Public Domain

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