Advent Hymnals

441. GO, LABOR ON

Church Hymnal 1941,

1.
Go, labor on, while yet 'tis day; 
The world's dark night is hastening on; 
Speed, speed thy work, cast sloth away! 
It is not thus that souls are won. 

2.
Men die in darkness at your side 
Without a hope to cheer the tomb; 
Take up the torch and wave it wide' 
The torch that lights time's thickest gloom. 

3.
Toil on, faint not, keep watch, and pray! 
Be wise the erring soul to win, 
Go forth into the world's highway, 
Compel the wanderer to come in. 

4.
Go, labor on; your hands are weak, 
Your knees are faint, your soul cast down; 
Yet falter not; the prize you seek 
Is near'a kingdom and a crown!

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Title Go, Labor On
Key A♭ Major
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First Line Go, labor on, while yet 'tis day
Author Horatius Bonar
Year 1941
Composer F. E. Belden
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Tune OAKLAND
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Subjects The Church and Doctrines: Mnistry and Missions
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