Work while it is to-day

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1 Work while it is today!
This was our Saviour’s rule;
With willing minds let us obey,
As learners in His school.

2 Lord, Christ, we humbly ask
Of Thee the power and will,
With fear and meekness, every task,
Of duty to fulfill.

3 At home, by word and deed,
Adorn redeeming grace;
And sow abroad the precious seed
Of truth in every place:—

4 That thus the wilderness
May blossom like the rose,
And trees spring up of righteousness,
Where’er life’s river flows.

5 For thee our all to spend,
Still may we watch and pray,
And, persevering to the end,
Work while it is today.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #436

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Work while it is to-day
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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