Why do you stand, dear brother

Representative Text

1 Why do you stand, dear brother,
Idling your moments away?
Why not come work in God's vineyard?
Whate'er is right He will pay.

Work! work! work! work!
Work in His vineyard today!
Work and do not loiter,
Idling your moments away.

2 Why do you stand, dear brother?
Fast is receding the sun;
Let not the darkness o'ertake you,
Your work for Jesus undone. [Refrain]

3 Why stand you idle, brother?
Soon will the harvest be o'er;
Soon comes the darkness of ev'ning,
When we can labor no more. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #129

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why do you stand, dear brother
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Work, work, work, work
Copyright: Public Domain



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His Fullness Songs #129

Jesus Only, Songs and Hymns #d158

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