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Work time is passing

Work time is passing

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Work, time is passing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Work, time is passing, the hours quickly fly,
Work while the sunlight is beaming on high;
Waste not the moments, for night draweth nigh,
Soon you shall labor no more.

Work, toiler, work, there is labor for you!
Work, toiler, work, to His service be true!
Work, while ‘tis day,
Work, while you may,
Work, toiler, work for Jesus.

2 Faithfully labor with head and with hand,
Ever obeying the Master’s command;
Tho’ you the purpose may not under [Refrain]stand,
Work for the day’s flying fast.

3 Work, for beside thee he standeth to bless,
He will direct thee thro’ earth’s wilderness;
God will protect thee, no foes shall oppress,
Work for him, then, while you may. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, thy Master, has gone to prepare
In his blest kingdom a home bright and fair;
Rest there awaits you, his joy thou shalt share,
Work, then, the day soon is gone. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #8

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Work time is passing
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Work toiler, work
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #8

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