Scripture Verse

Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4


Words: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2 (Dall­as, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 219.

Music: Point Vi­cen­te Tho­mas L. Mc­Niel, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Niel (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)


In the vine­yard of the Lord
There is work for all to do;
Jesus calls us by His word,
Calls for sol­diers brave and true.


We will work while it is day,
Night is com­ing sure and fast;
We will la­bor, watch and pray,
Work while time with us shall last.

There are lost ones to be found;
There are hun­gry to be fed;
In good works we would abound,
In the name of Christ our head.


When the toil of life is o’er
We shall rest in man­sions fair;
With the Lord whom we adore
We shall dwell for­ev­er there.