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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

If We Will

There is work to do, that awaits for you

Author: W. C. Poole
Tune: [There is work to do]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is work to do
That awaits for you,
There are fields for Christ to till;
Never doubt or fear,
For the Lord is near,
We can do it, if we will!

There is work that must be done,
There are vict’ries to be won;
There are souls to win
From the paths of sin;
We can do it, if we will!

2 There are souls to win
From the paths of sin;
Does the way grow darker still?
Never doubt or fear,
God Himself is near!
We can do it, if we will! [Refrain]

3 There’s a world to light
In the path of right,
There are souls with grace to fill;
Till the great “Well done”
Of the vict’ry won—
We can do it, if we will! [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #32

Author: W. C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is work to do, that awaits for you
Title: If We Will
Author: W. C. Poole
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is work that must be done
Publication Date: 1923
Copyright: Public Domain


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Progressive Sunday School Songs #32

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