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The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Work for the Night Is Coming

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138 Work for the Night Is Coming
(WORK SONG. 7,6,7,5, D.)
Anna L. Coghill, 1860 Lowell Mason, 1864
 

1.Work, for the night is coming
Work through the morning hours ;
Work while the dew is sparkling
Work 'mid springing flowers;
Work while the day grows bright
Under the glowing sun ;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man's work is done,
2.Work, for the night is coming
Work through the sunny noon ;
Fill brightest hours with labor
Rest come sure and soon:
Give every flying minute
Something to keep in store;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man works no more,
3.Work, for the night is coming
Under the sunset skies;
While their bright tints are glowing
Work, for daylight flies;
Work, till the last beam fadeth,
Fadeth to shine no more ;
Work, while night is darkning,
When man's work is o'er. Amen