Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4
Words: Anthony J. Showalter, Song-Land Messenger No. 2 (Dallas, Texas & Dalton, Georgia: Showalter-Lincoln & A. J. Showalter, 1898), number 219.
Music: Point Vicente Thomas L. McNiel, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).
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In the vineyard of the Lord
There is work for all to do;
Jesus calls us by His word,
Calls for soldiers brave and true.
We will work while it is day,
Night is coming sure and fast;
We will labor, watch and pray,
Work while time with us shall last.
There are lost ones to be found;
There are hungry to be fed;
In good works we would abound,
In the name of Christ our head.
When the toil of life is o’er
We shall rest in mansions fair;
With the Lord whom we adore
We shall dwell forever there.