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Don’t Be Idle
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(published by Horace Waters, N.Y., 1863)
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Don’t be idle little Children
While there’s so much work to do;
God has planted you a vineyard
And his laborers yet are few;
Chorus:
Rise, up early in the morning,
While the air is soft and cool,
And with heart and mind and spirit
Labor for the Sunday School.
Don’t be idle, don’t be idle,
Make these words your guiding rule;
Don’t be idle, don’t be idle,
Labor for the Sunday School.
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3.
God has given you a mission,
Little children, small and weak,
Sermons you can preach for Jesus
Though your tongues can scarcely speak
Chorus:
“Love each other”, fondly, dearly,
Learn by heart the golden rule,
Thus in heart and mind and spirit
Labor for the Sunday School.
Don’t be idle, don’t be idle,
Make these words your guiding rule;
Don’t be idle, don’t be idle,
Labor for the Sunday School.
Don’t be idle! in the highways,
And the heedges, many roam,
Precious lambs without a shepherd
Go and call the wanderers home;
Chorus:
Tell them of your heavenly Father,
How you love his gentle rule,
And in heart and mind and spirit
Labor for the Sunday School.
Don’t be idle, don’t be idle,
Make these words your guiding rule;
Don’t be idle, don’t be idle,
Labor for the Sunday School.
   
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