When our hands have grown weary with toiling

When our hands have grown weary with toiling

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [When our hands have grown weary with toiling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When our hands have grown weary with toiling
And we shrink from the fierce noontide heat,
Like a voice from the skies driving tears from our eyes,
Comes the message with comfort replete.

Refrain:
If ye faint not, if ye faint not,
In due time ye shall reap if ye faint not,
If ye faint not, if ye faint not,
In due time ye shall reap if ye faint not.

2 How it lifts when the burdens are heavy,
When in vain all our toiling appears,
When are blighted our dreams and the way dreary seems,
Like a sunbeam it lightens and cheers. [Refrain]

3 Then be strong O my soul and courageous
Tho’ in tears we may sow by the way.
God His promise will keep and with joy we shall reap,
And our strength it shall be as our day. [Refrain]

4 O what joy it will be at the reaping
If in pray’r and in faith we have sown,
Not a harvest of leaves but of rich, ripened sheaves,
At the feet of our Lord to lay down. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #66

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When our hands have grown weary with toiling
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: If ye faint not



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