The Work We Love

We come together here, once more

Author: Philip Phillips
Tune: [We come together here, once more]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We come together here, once more,
To sing and speak and pray;
None should be idle in God’s house
On this His holy day.

We are passing onward,
To our Father’s dwelling;
Onward, forward to the better land!
When we cross the river
We shall dwell forever
In the land of Paradise at God’s right hand.

2 Oh, how delightful here to meet,
A cheerful, happy throng,
To learn of wisdom from God’s word,
And join in gladsome song. [Refrain]

3 This is a work we love so well,
Sinners to win—our call,
For Jesus died to save the lost,
And grace is free for all. [Refrain]

4 Soon will our labors have an end
And we’ll be called to go,
To be with Christ, and all the good,
Where living waters flow. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #3

Author: Philip Phillips

Phillips, Philip, commonly known as the "Singing Pilgrim," was born in Chautauqua County, N. York, Aug. 13, 1834. Although engaged in farming for a time, from an early age he devoted himself to music, and ultimately devoted himself to the work of a "Singing Evangelist," in which capacity he has visited most English-speaking countries. His popular hymnals are: (1) Early Blossoms, 1860; (2) Musical Leaves, 1862; and (3) The Singing Pilgrim, 1866. In these works he published one or two hymns, including "I have heard of a Saviour's love" (The love of Christ), as in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We come together here, once more
Title: The Work We Love
Author: Philip Phillips
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are passing onward
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

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Kindly Light #62

Living Praise #d225

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Loyal Praise #8

Peerless Hymns #d228

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Sunshine #3

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