Go work today in My vineyard.@Matthew 21:28

Salathial C. Kirk, Musings Along the Way (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A. H. Sickler & Company, 1900), page 67.

Württemberg attributed to Johann Rosenmüller (1615-1684) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Salathial C. Kirk (1845 - ca. 1917)

By the lip, the leaf, the pen,
Speed the Gospel tidings on
To the waiting hearts of men.
What you have to give or say,
Give it now, and say today.

Sow a little wayside talk;
Sow a sunny daily walk—
God will watch and nurse the stalk.
Only do the planting thou—
Do it early, do it now.

By the purse, the prayer, the song,
Send the blessèd Word along,
Into every land and tongue;
Whatsoe’er it be, or how,
Do it early, do it now.

True and steady to the chart,
Hand in hand and heart to heart,
Let us do a hero’s part.
Some may sow and some may plow,
Do it early, do it now.