With a Right Good Will

With a right good will let us do our work

Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 With a right good will let us do our work,
Tho’ the toil seem hard and long;
Let us stand up bravely and never shirk,
Still singing a hearty song.

With a right good will, with a right good will, a right good will!

2 We have each a work that none else can do,
In the busy human throng;
Let us find it out with a purpose true,
Still singing a hearty song. [Refrain]

3 There is God on high in the heav’n of light;
He will help us all life long;
We can know no fear if we do the right,
Still singing a hearty song. [Refrain]

Source: Youth Hymnal #29

Author: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With a right good will let us do our work
Title: With a Right Good Will
Author: H. Ernest Nichol
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Junior Church School Hymnal #d194

Junior Youth Hymnal #d200

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The New Canadian Hymnal #148

The St. Alban Hymnal #d511

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Youth Hymnal #29

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