I Have Work Enough to Do

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  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.
  4. Text: Josephine Pollard, 1834-1892
    Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921