Work for the Night Is Coming

            words by Mrs. Harry Cogan; tune by Lowell Mason

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw7HegXYUTs 

            (sung in Tamil by a South Indian choir)

Work, for the night is coming,
Work thro’ the morning hours;
Work while the dew is sparkling,
Work ‘mid springing flow’rs.
Work when the day grows brighter,
Under the glowing sun;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man’s work is done.

Work for the night is coming,
Work thro’ the sunny noon;
Fill brightest hours with labor–
Rest comes sure and soon.
Give every flying minute
Something to keep in store;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man works no more.

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 the night is dark’ning,
When man’s work is o’er.

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