O think of the work to be done

O think of the work to be done

Author: Emma M. Johnston
Tune: [O think of the work to be done]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Oh, think of the work to be done
From dawn to the setting sun;
While we loiter and stand, all over the land,
Oh, think of the work to be done!
There are sinners to point to the Saviour,
The homeless to tell of a home,
And a way on the wild, barren mountain
Are helpless and weak ones who roam.

Refrain:
Then think of the work to be done
From dawn to the setting sun;
Do not loiter and stand while over the land
The Master has work to be done.

2 Oh, think of the work to be done
From dawn to the setting sun;
Can we loiter and stand while over the land
We know there is work to be done?
There are foes in the field right before us,
And Satan is leading them on,
But if we are faithful and earnest,
The conflict shall surely be won. [Refrain]

3 Oh, think of the time as it flies,
From dawn to the setting of sun,
Of the gifts we might use, the gifts we abuse,—
Oh, think of the time as it flies!
For the moments return to us never,
The gifts will be taken away,
And the talents rolled up in a napkin
Will crumble and fall to decay. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #60

Author: Emma M. Johnston

Born: October 18, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Robert Elliott Johnston and Grace Acheson Johnston, Emma was baptized at the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended different churches in Philadelphia, including Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, where composer William Kirkpatrick also worshipped. She worked as a school teacher, and McElroy’s 1873 Directory of Philadelphia listed her as an authoress. After her elder sister, Esther Elliott Johnston Boyd, was widowed, the two sisters moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where they shared a house. --www.hymntime.com/… Go to person page >

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First Line: O think of the work to be done
Author: Emma M. Johnston

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #375Page Scan
Showers of Blessing #60TextAudioPage Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #375Page Scan



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