Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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

If you know Mc­Niel’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Anthony J. Showalter
(1858–1924)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain