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Work, for the Night is Coming

Work, for the night is coming; Work through the morning hours

Author: Mrs. Harry Coghill
Tune: [Work for the night is coming] (Mason)
Published in 1026 hymnals

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1 Work, for the night is coming,
Work thro' the morning hours;
Work while the dew is sparkling,
Work 'mid springing flow'rs.
Work when the day grows brighter,
Under the glowing sun;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man's work is done.

2 Work for the night is coming,
Work thro' the sunny noon;
Fill brightest hours with labor--
Rest comes sure and soon.
Give every flying minute
Something to keep in store;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man works no more.

3 Work for the night is coming,
Under the sunset skies:
While their bright tints are glowing,
Work, for daylight flies.
Work till the last beam fadeth,
Fadeth to shine no more;
Work, while the night is dark'ning,
When man's work is o'er.

Source: Hymns of Faith #457

Author: Mrs. Harry Coghill

Coghill, Annie Louisa, née Walker, daughter of Robert Walker, was born at Kiddermore, Stafford­shire, in 1836, and married Harry Coghill in 1884. During a residence for some time in Canada several of her poetical pieces were printed in the Canadian newspapers. These were gathered together and published c. 1859 in her Leaves from the Backwoods. In addition to novels, plays for children, and magazine work, she edited the Autobiography and Letters of her cousin, Mrs. Oliphant, in 1898. Her popular hymn,"Work, for the night is coming," p. 317, ii., was written in Canada in 1854, and published in a Canadian newspaper, from which it passed, without any acknowledgement of the authorship, into Ira D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos. Authorized te… Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 100 of 1026)

A Book of Worship for the Use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ... of the Church of the Redeemer, Richmond, Virginia #d207

A choice collection of popular songs with some standard hymns for young people's meetings (Silver and Gold No. 1) #d155

A Collection of Evergreen Hymns, for All the People. New ed. #d163

A Hundred Songs of God and His Kingdom #d99

A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #d310

A Messenger for Jesus #d357

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d262

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #783

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #262

A Treasury of Hymns, the Best-Loved Hymns, Carols ... #d273

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #263

Abiding Songs #d156

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d151

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Alexander's Gospel Songs #147

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #232

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Alleluia #244

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Alleluia #244

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American Lutheran Hymnal #647

American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #d21

Association Hymn Book #d223

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Association Hymn Book #113

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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #107

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d370

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #226

Banner of Love #d91

Banner of Love No. 1 for the Sunday School #d46

Banner of Love Nos. 1, 2 & 3 #d139

Baptist Hymnal 1956 #424

Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d182

Beams of Glory #d111

Beautiful Light #d143

Beautiful Songs of Heaven #d150

Bells of Heaven #d454

Bells of Heaven #d112

Bells of Heaven #d474

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Best Endeavor Hymns #111

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Best Hymns No. 3 #133

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Best Hymns No. 4 #142

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Best Hymns #101

Best of All Number 2 #d184

Best Revival Songs #d133

Bethel Tidings #d156

Bible School Songs #d168

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Bible Study Songs #148

Billows of Praise #d272

Billows of Song #d215

Blessed Assurance #d174

Blood Redemption and Christian Service Songs #d90

Book of Common Praise #d659

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #113[184]

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #540

Boundless Joy #d159

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Boundless Love #218c

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Bright Beautiful Bells #120

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Bright Jewels for the Sunday School #155.8

Brightest and Best #d179

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Calvary Hymns #251

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1045

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Calvary Songs #130a

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d222

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Calvary Songs #259

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Calvary's Praises #101

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Cân a Mawl #275

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Carmina Centum #52

Carmina for Social Worship #d282

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #217

Carols of Grace #d66

Carry Away a Song #d134

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #191

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Chautauqua Carols #15

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #96

Children's Praise #d173

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Children's Praise #59

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Children's Praise No. 1 #61

Chiming Voices #d193

Choice Collections #d220

Choice Gospel Songs #d234

Choice Hymns of the Faith #d497

Choral Song #d258

Christ in Song #d678

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Christ in Song #720

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #225

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #223

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Christian Gospel Hymns #197

Christian Hymnal #d554

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d626

Christian Hymns #d193

Christian Hymns #d377

Christian Hymns III #d475

Christian Hymnways #d194

Christian Praise #d429

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Christian Praise #469

Christian Service Songs #164

Christian Song #d397

Christian Songs #d169

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Christian Songs #277

Christian Work-songs #d212

Christian Youth Hymnal #295

Church and University Hymns #d222


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