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Work with Joy and Gladness

While the sun is shining Brightly in the sky

Author: T. Alfred Stowell
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative 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."


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
Title: Work with Joy and Gladness
Author: T. Alfred Stowell
Refrain First Line: Watch against temptation
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

Carmina for Social Worship #d279

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #212

Choral Song #d255

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Gloria #183

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #219

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d178

Hymns of the Centuries #d295

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Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #214

School and College Hymnal #d181

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School and College Hymnal #156

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Songs for Sunday Schools #120

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Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #150

Sunny-side Songs for Sunday Schools #d217

The Alleluia #d257

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d347

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The Church Hymnary #574

The Evangelical Church School Hymnal #d308

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #507


The Hymnal and Order of Service #507

The Hymnal for Young People #d286

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d653

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #254

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The New Alleluia #190a

The New Children's Hymnal #d334

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The New Christian Hymnal #183

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The School Hymnal #177

Worship and Song #d281

Worship and Song Edition B #ad281

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