Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed

Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed,
Be active in reaping and sowing the seed;
And thus in the vineyard, with Jesus to lead,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord.

Refrain:
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord;
Be earnest, be active, relying on his word,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord.

2 Be ready, my brothers, his call to obey,
In seeking the erring and showing the way;
And thus as his servants, remember, we pray,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord. [Refrain]

3 Be zealous, my brothers, the light to extend,
And unto all nations the gospel to send;
And thus, till the harvest in glory shall end,
Be always abounding in the work of the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #87

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be earnest, my brothers, in word and in deed
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Be always abounding in the work of the Lord

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #159Page Scan
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #87TextAudioPage Scan
Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #105Page Scan
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #8Page Scan
Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s8Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #87Page Scan
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc. #159Page Scan



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