1 Work, for the day is coming,
Day in the Word foretold,
When, 'mid the scenes triumphant,
Longed for by saints of old,
He who on earth a stranger
Traversed its paths of pain,
Jesus, the Prince, the Saviour,
Comes evermore to reign.
2 Work, for the day is coming;
Darkness will soon be gone;
Then o'er the night of weeping
Day without end shall dawn;
What now we sow in sadness,
Then we shall reap in joy;
Hope will be changed to gladness,
Praise be our best employ.
3 Work, for the Lord is coming;
Children of light are we;
From Jesus’ bright appearing
Powers of darkness flee.
Now morning light is breaking,
Day dawns in every land,
Night shades beset no longer,
For Christ is now at hand.
Manly, Basil, junior, D.D., born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, Dec. 19, 1825, was educated at the State University of Alabama, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1848. He has held several important appointments amongst the Baptists. He is the author of nearly 40 hymns, several of which are in common use. Of these the following 9 appeared in The Baptist Psalmody, 1850, which he edited with his father:—
1. Before a pool the sufferer lay. The Pool of Bethesda.
2. God of the seas, Whose ruling voice. For those at Sea.
3. God with us, 0 glorious [wondrous] name, Manifest in flesh He came. Christmas.
4. Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of hosts in heaven adored. The Divine Holiness.
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