Resting By and By

When faint and weary toiling

Author: Sidney Dyer
Tune: [When faint and weary toiling] (Lowry)
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 When faint and weary toiling,
The sweat-drops on my brow
I long to rest from labor,
To drop the burden now,
There comes a gentle chiding,
To quell each mourning sigh:
"Work while the day is shining;
There's resting by-and-by."

Resting by and by,
There's resting by-and-by;
We shall not always labor,
We shall not always cry;
The end is drawing nearer,
The end for which we sigh;
We'll lay our heavy burdens down;
There's resting by-and-by.

2 This life to toil is given,
And he improves it best
Who seeks by patient labor
To enter into rest;
Then, pilgrim, worn and weary,
Press on, the goal is nigh;
The prize is straight before thee;
There's resting by-and by. [Chorus]

3 Nor ask when, overburdened,
You long for friendly aid,
"Why idle stands my brother,
No yoke upon him laid?"
The Master bids him tarry,
And dare you ask him why?
"Go labor in my vineyard,
There's resting by-and-by." [Chorus]

4 Wan reaper in the harvest,
Let this thy strength sustain,
Each sheaf that fills the garner
Brings you eternal gain;
Then bear the cross with patience,
To fields of duty hie;
'Tis sweet to work for Jesus;
There's resting by-and-by. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1057

Author: Sidney Dyer

Dyer, Sidney, who served in the U. S. Army from 1831 to c. 1840, is a native of White Creek, Washington County, New York, where he was born in 1814. On leaving the army he was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1842, and acted first as a Missionary to the Choctaws, then as Pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana (1852), and as Secretary to the Baptist Publication Society, Phila. (1859). He has published sundry works, and in the Southwestern Psalmist, 1851, 16 of his hymns are found. The following are later and undated:— 1. Go, preach the blest salvation. Missions. In the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and The Baptist Hymn & Tune Book, 1871. 2. Great Framer [Maker] of unnumbered worlds. National Humiliation. In the Boston Unitarian Hymn [an… Go to person page >

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First Line: When faint and weary toiling
Title: Resting By and By
Author: Sidney Dyer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Resting by and by
Copyright: Public Domain



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