Go work today in My vineyard.@Matthew 21:28
John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Fan­ny Cros­by, 1905. Written for watch-night services at the First Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church in Bridge­port, Con­nec­ti­cut. Adapted by Rich­ard W. Ad­ams, 2018 (released to the public domain).

St. Ag­nes John B. Dykes, in Hymnal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

List to the clanging bells of time,
Tolling their low, sad chime,
Requiem for the grand Old Year,
Hearken! he bids us hear:

“Friends, I am dying, hours are few;
But this I leave with you—
Bought with a price, you’re not your own:
For Jesus live alone.

“Gather the sheep from mountains cold,
Into the Shepherd’s fold;
Work for His cause till day is done,
Work till your crown is won.

“O Church below, the hosts above
Watch all your zeal and love;
Faithful abide till time is past,
Joy you’ll receive at last.

I shall be gone ere new-born year
In beauty comes to cheer:
Once I was young, my flowers bright—
Now I must say Good-night!