While the sun is shining Brightly in the sky

While the sun is shining Brightly in the sky

Author: T. Alfred Stowell
Tune: DAVID (Morley)
Published in 27 hymnals

Full Text

1 While the sun is shining
Brightly in the sky,
Ere the rays declining
Tell that night is high;
Ere the shadows falling,
Lengthen on our way,
Hark! a voice is calling,
"Work while it is day."

2 Work, but not in sadness,
For your Lord above;
He will make it gladness
With His smile of love.
When that Lord returning
Knocketh at the gate,
Let your light be burning,
Be like men who wait.

3 Happy then the meeting,
When you see His face;
Welcome then the greeting
From the throne of grace,
"Good and faithful servant,
Of my Father blest,
Now your work is ended,
Enter into rest."

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #507

Author: T. Alfred Stowell

T. Alfred Stowell, M.A.; Queen’s College, Oxford; rector of Chorley; hon. canon of Manchester Cathedral; and rural dean of Leyland… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While the sun is shining Brightly in the sky
Author: T. Alfred Stowell
Refrain First Line: Watch against temptation

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carmina for Social Worship #d279
Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #212Page Scan
Choral Song #d255
Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #183Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Schools #219Page Scan
Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d178
Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d295
Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #214Page Scan
School and College Hymnal #d181
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #156Page Scan
Songs for Sunday Schools and How to Use Them #120Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #150Page Scan
Sunny-side Songs for Sunday Schools #d217
The Alleluia #d257
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d347
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #574Page Scan
The Evangelical Church School Hymnal #d308
The Hymnal and Order of Service #507TextPage Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #507Text
The Hymnal for Young People #d286
The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d653
The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #254TextPage Scan
The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #190aPage Scan
The New Children's Hymnal #d334
The New Christian Hymnal #183TextPage Scan
The School Hymnal: a book of worship for young people #177Page Scan
Worship and Song #d281
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