I Have Work Enough to Do

 

Lyrics

  1. 1. I have work enough to do,

    Ere the sun goes down,

    For myself and kindred too,

    Ere the sun goes down:

    Ev’ry idle whisper stilling

    With a purpose firm and willing,

    All my daily tasks fulfilling,

    Ere the sun goes down.

  2. 2. I must speak the loving word,

    Ere the sun goes down.

    I must let my voice be heard,

    Ere the sun goes down:

    Ev’ry cry of pity heeding,

    For the injured interceding,

    To the light the lost ones leading,

    Ere the sun goes down.

  3. 3. As I journey on my way,

    Ere the sun goes down,

    God’s commands I must obey,

    Ere the sun goes down.

    There are sins that need confessing;

    There are wrongs that need redressing

    If I would obtain the blessing,

    Ere the sun goes down.

Text: Josephine Pollard, 1834–1892

Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921