Life in the loom

Children of yesterday heirs of tomorrow

Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Tune: [Children of yesterday, heirs of tomorrow]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Children of yesterday, heirs of tomorrow,
What are you weaving? labor and sorrow?
Look to your loom again, faster and faster
Fly the great shuttles prepared by the Master.
There’s life in the loom! Room for it, room!
There’s life in the loom! Room for it, room!

2. Children of yesterday, heirs of tomorrow,
Lighten the labor and sweeten the sorrow;
Now while the shuttles fly faster and faster,
Up and be doing the work with the Master.
He stands at the loom! Room for Him, room!
He stands at the loom! Room for Him, room!

3. Children of yesterday, heirs of tomorrow,
Look at your fabric of labor and sorrow;
Seamy and dark with despair and disaster,
Turn it and lo, the design of the Master.
The Lord’s at the loom! Room for Him, room!
The Lord’s at the loom! Room for Him, room!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3740

Author: Mary A. Lathbury

Lathbury, Mary Ann, was born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, Aug. 10, 1841. Miss Lathbury writes somewhat extensively for the American religious periodical press, and is well and favourably known (see the Century Magazine, Jan., 1885, p. 342). Of her hymns which have come into common use we have:— 1. Break Thou the bread of life. Communion with God. A "Study Song" for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, written in the summer of 1880. It is in Horder's (Eng.) Congregational Hymns, 1884. 2. Day is dying in the west. Evening. "Written at the request of the Rev. John H. Vincent, D.D., in the summer of 1880. It was a "Vesper Song," and has been frequently used in the responsive services of the Chautauqua Literary and Sc… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Children of yesterday heirs of tomorrow
Title: Life in the loom
Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Refrain First Line: There's life in the loom

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