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When faint and weary toiling

When faint and weary toiling

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

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1. When faint and weary toiling,
The sweat-drops on my brow,
I long to rest for 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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5779

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 >

Text Information

First Line: When faint and weary toiling
Author: Sidney Dyer
Refrain First Line: Resting by and by



The Cyber Hymnal #5779
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Golden Songs: for the Sabbath School, Sanctuary and Social Worship #56Page Scan
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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1266
Hymns of the Advent #287Page Scan
Notes of Glad Tidings No. 1 #d97
Revival Hymns #d103
Revival Hymns (Rev. ed.) #88Page Scan
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #206Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns of the Second Baptist Church ... Germantown #d120
The Baptist Praise Book #934Page Scan
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d200
The Cyber Hymnal #5779TextScoreAudio
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #212Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #178 S
The Pilgrim's Harp #d274
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1057Page Scan
The Silver Spray #d140
The Silver Spray: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d183
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #657Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #657Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #651Page Scan
Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #124Page Scan
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