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There's something to do

Why stand ye here idle, work presses today

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Why stand ye here idle? Work presses today]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why stand ye here idle? Work presses today,
Find something to do;
The field is enlarging, the lab’rers are few,
There always is something or other to do,
Yes, something to do.

Refrain:
Find something to do, something, yes, something to do.
Why stand ye here idle? work presses today,
Find something to do.

2 Don’t say you are busy, too old, or unfit,
That’s nothing to you;
He surely has some kind of calling for you,
He surely has something or other to do,
Yes, something for you. [Refrain]

3 Then up and away! in the vineyard today,
Christ waiteth for you;
His love should remind you, and gratitude speak,
The debt you are owing should press you to seek
For something to do. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #165

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why stand ye here idle, work presses today
Title: There's something to do
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: Find something to do

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Christian Work-songs #d210

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Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #136

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The Banner of Victory #108

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The Shining Light #82

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #165

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