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Up and be doing, brief is the day

Up and be doing, brief is the day

Author: Luella Clark
Tune: [Up and be doing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Up and be doing!
Brief is the day;
Soon comes the nighttime
Light all away—
“Work in my vineyard!”
Hark to the call
Which the Good Master
Giveth to all.

Refrain:
Go work in my vineyard,
Go work in my vineyard,
And gather the harvest,
Ere darkness shall fall.

2 Fields now are waiting
White in the sun;
Harvests all ripen’d,
What hast thou done?
Few are the reapers,
Much to be done,
Where is they sickle,
Fast falls the sun. [Refrain]

3 Soon daylight dieth
Labor is o’er!
Long are the shadows
Stretching before.
Rouse careless idler!
“Nothing but leaves?”
What will thou answer
When asked for sheaves? [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #164

Author: Luella Clark

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Text Information

First Line: Up and be doing, brief is the day
Author: Luella Clark
Refrain First Line: Go work in my vineyard

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #164

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