Let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.@2 Chronicles 15:7
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Bryan W. Procter (1787-1874)

Bryan W. Procter (1787-1874). Some hymnals give the author as Barry Cornwall, Procter’s pseudonym.

Ballwin Duncan C. M. Hume, in Hymns for Elementary Schools (London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh: 1889), number 39 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Labor’s strong and merry children
Comrades of the rising sun;
Let us sing some songs together,
Now our toil is done.

No desponding, no repining,
Leisure must by toil be sought;
Never yet was good accomplished
Without toil or thought.

Even God’s all holy labor
Framed the sky, the stars, the sun,
Built our earth on deep foundations,
And the world was won.