For thy work shall be rewarded.@Jeremiah 31:16
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Young People’s Songs of Praise, by I. Allan Sankey (Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1902), number 35.

Lucca Ira D. Sankey, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

Let us work and pray together,
With a firm and strong endeavor,
Hearts and hands united ever
In the service of the Lord;
In His constant love abiding,
And to Him our all confiding,
With His gentle hand still guiding
We shall conquer through His word.

In the dawn of life’s fair morning,
With its smile our path adorning,
Let us heed the Master’s warning:
Time is flying, work today.
See the royal host advancing,
Armed with zeal, and upward glancing,
Full of hope and joy entrancing;
Let us quickly haste away.

Come and join the ranks before us;
Hark, their songs are floating o’er us,
Hear the glad and tuneful chorus,
How it vibrates on the air;
Home is near, and toil is ending,
Soon the mount of joy ascending,
Where the blest their harps are bending,
We shall meet our loved ones there.