Work, Watch And Pray

Work watch and pray, the passing hour improving

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Work, watch and pray, the passing hour improving]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Work, watch and pray, the passing hour improving,
Life’s ebbing sand perchance will soon be run;
Work, watch and pray, and may each golden moment
Tell of some good our willing hands have done.

Work, watch and pray, the Lord Himself commandeth;
Look unto Him from Whom all blessings flow,
And if we fail in wisdom, grace or knowledge,
Still look to Him Who doth our weakness know.

2 Work, watch and pray, and let our zeal be fervent,
We may not know the bliss for us in store;
Then labor on, while yet the sunshine lingers,
Night comes apace when we can work no more. [Refrain]

3 Work, watch and pray, and never be discouraged,
Tho’ for a while our toil may seem in vain,
Yet we shall see the little cloud arising,
God in His love will send the promised rain. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #21

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Work watch and pray, the passing hour improving
Title: Work, Watch And Pray
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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