The Time Is Far Spent

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Using the tune 'Krambambuli' as seen in Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 50

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  • Copyright: public domain
  • Source: Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 50
    • I changed 'brethren' to 'forward' and 'tho’' to 'though' (I often do the latter without mentioning it). I also put in the repeat manually (as I also often do without mentioning it), since I've noticed some groups of people have had a tendency to ignore them if they're the types that only like to sing one verse. And just as a note, if the copyright bullet says 'public domain', I also intend that license to encompass any changes I make, as well as the files themselves. Veramet 19:24, 24 August 2010 (MDT)
  • Contributor: Veramet 19:24, 24 August 2010 (MDT)

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1841

Hymn 129
11s.
1. The time is far spent—there is little remaining
To publish glad tidings by sea and by land,
Then hasten, ye heralds! go forward proclaiming,
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven's at hand."
Shrink not from your duty, however unpleasant,
But follow the Savior, your pattern and friend:
Our little afflictions, though painful at present,
Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end.

2. What though, if the favor of Ahman possessing,
This world's bitter hate, you are called to endure;
The angels are waiting to crown you with blessings,
Go, brethren! be faithful, the promise is sure.
All, all things are known to the mind of Jehovah;
There's nothing concealed from his all-searching eye;
Then, fear not! the hairs of your head are all numbered,
And even the ravens, are heard when they cry.

3. Be fixed in your purpose; for Satan will try you.
The weight of your calling, he perfectly knows:
Your path may be thorny, but Jesus is nigh you,
His arm is sufficient, tho' demons oppose.
Press on to the mark of eternal perfection,
Determined to reap the celestial reward,
That you may come forth in the first resurrection,
And feast at the supper of Jesus the Lord.

Lyrics from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 50

1. The time is far spent, there is little remaining
To publish glad tidings by sea and by land,
Then hasten, ye heralds! go forward proclaiming;
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven’s at hand.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven’s at hand.

2. Shrink not from your duty, however unpleasant,
But follow the Savior, your pattern and friend;
Our little afflictions, though painful at present,
Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end.
Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end.

3. What though, if the favor of Ahman possessing,
This world’s bitter hate you are called to endure,
The angels are waiting to crown you with blessings;
Go, brethren! be faithful, the promise is sure.
Go, brethren! be faithful, the promise is sure.

4. Be fixed in your purpose, for Satan will try you,
The weight of your calling he perfectly knows;
Your path may be thorny, but Jesus is nigh you,
His arm is sufficient, though demons oppose.
His arm is sufficient, though demons oppose.