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I Have Work Enough to Do

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I Have Work Enough to Do

Energetically

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. 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. 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

Alma 34:32–35

Doctrine and Covenants 88:123–125