Once again, once again

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Once again, once again, workers of another year,
We greet you all this happy day,
To grasp the friendly hand,
To speak the cheering word;
We greet you all in this dear place,
To sweetly praise the love and goodness of the Lord.
Behold the year with all its labors o’er,
As from our sight it fades away;
Behold the year that is another gift
To labor on with happy hearts from day to day.

For Jesus is our Master,
And we love his service.
Tell as we gather what progress we have made,
Speak of your labors, in deed and word;
Here as we listen,
Cheered by your faithful work,
Let all unite in praise,—praise to the Lord.
The coming year has work for all,
And may the Master keep us ever true and strong;
Rejoice today, this happy day,
And may the Master bless us as we sing our song;
Then Tell as we gather what progress we have made,
Speak of your labors, in deed and word;
Here as we listen,
Cheered by your faithful work,
Let all unite in praise,—praise to the Lord.

Once again, once again, workers of another year,
We greet you all this happy day,
To grasp the friendly hand,
To speak the cheering word;
We greet you all in this dear place,
To sweetly praise the love and goodness of the Lord.
Behold the year with all its labors o’er,
As from our sight it fades away;
Behold the year that is another gift
To labor on with happy hearts from day to day.
From day to day.

Source: Showers of Blessing #136

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 >

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Author: Edward A. Barnes

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