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His Vineyard

Representative Text

1 Why leave until tomorrow
The work that calls today,
When life is but a shadow
That soon will pass away?

Our promised time is now;
Today our Lord commands
to labor in His vineyard,
To labor in His vineyard,
To labor in His vineyard
With ready, willing hands.

2 Why waste the precious moments
That, lost, will ne'er return?
Thy boast we of tomorrow?
Our lamp may cease to burn. [Chorus]

3 Today our path of duty
Is clearly, plainly shone
The future, in God's keeping,
To us cannot be known. [Chorus]

4 Today be up and doing;
Today our skies are bright;
Go rescue those that perish,
And work with all our might. [Chorus]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: Rachel Rivers

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Text Information

First Line: Why leave until tomorrow
Title: His Vineyard
Author: Rachel Rivers
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Our promised time is now



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Coronation Hymns #64

Enduring Hymns #d264

Gospel Bells #d264

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