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Verka, ty natten kommer

Representative Text

1 Verka, ty natten kommer,
Verka, då morgon gryr,
Verka, då dagen glänser;
Verak, tiden flyr,
Verka, när solen bränner,
Verka, till kväll'n håll ut –
Verka, ty natten kommer,
Då är verket slut.

2 Verka, ty natten kommer,
Verka, då Gud ger tid,
Gif honom hälsans pärla.
Gör din bästa id!
Hvarje minut som ilar
Fyll på ett nyttigt sätt:
Bördan på Herren kasta,
Han gör värfvet lätt.

3 Verka, ty natten kommer,
Snart sjunker so i haf;
Gör något du för honom,
Som för dig sig gaf;
Lef till hans pris som köpt dig,
Tiden du än har kvar:
Du är ju hans, så verka,
Tills han hem dig ta'r!

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S22

Author: Mrs. Harry Coghill

Coghill, Annie Louisa, née Walker, daughter of Robert Walker, was born at Kiddermore, Stafford­shire, in 1836, and married Harry Coghill in 1884. During a residence for some time in Canada several of her poetical pieces were printed in the Canadian newspapers. These were gathered together and published c. 1859 in her Leaves from the Backwoods. In addition to novels, plays for children, and magazine work, she edited the Autobiography and Letters of her cousin, Mrs. Oliphant, in 1898. Her popular hymn,"Work, for the night is coming," p. 317, ii., was written in Canada in 1854, and published in a Canadian newspaper, from which it passed, without any acknowledgement of the authorship, into Ira D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos. Authorized te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Verka, ty natten kommer
English Title: Work for the night is coming
Author: Mrs. Harry Coghill
Meter: 7.6.7.5 D
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

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De Ungas Sångbok #209

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Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S22

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Nya Psalmisten #498

Svenska Soendagsskolans Saangbok Utgifven af Oesterns Soendagsskolfoerening #d312

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