Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear

Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear

Alterer: Joseph F. Green; Author: William Clayton
Tune: ALL IS WELL
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1. Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear;
But with joy, wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
’Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell
All is well! All is well!

2. Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
’Tis not so, all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward,
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take;
Our God will never us forsake,
And soon we’ll have this tale to tell,
All is well! All is well!

3. We’ll find the place which God for us prepared,
In His house full of light,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the saints will shine bright.
We’ll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we’ll tell,
All is well! All is well!

4. And should we die before our journey’s through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the saints their rest obtain,
O how we’ll make this chorus swell,
All is well! All is well!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #984

Alterer: Joseph F. Green

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Author: William Clayton

Born: Ju­ly 17, 1814, Pen­worth­am, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land. Died: De­cem­ber 4, 1879, Salt Lake Ci­ty, Utah. Buried: Salt Lake Ci­ty, Utah. Clayton worked as a miss­ion­a­ry in Eng­land be­fore mov­ing to Amer­i­ca in 1840. He was ci­ty trea­sur­er in Nau­voo, Il­li­nois; clerk of the Nau­voo Tem­ple; mem­ber of the Nau­voo Brass Band; Jo­seph Smith’s pri­vate se­cre­ta­ry un­til 1844; and one of the group that moved to Utah with Mor­mon lead­er Brig­ham Young. He lat­er played se­cond vi­o­lin in the Salt Lake The­a­ter or­ches­tra. --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear
Alterer: Joseph F. Green
Author: William Clayton
Refrain First Line: All is well, all is well

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The Cyber Hymnal #984
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