40. Work for Jesus

1 We have toiled in many vineyards,
We have toiled through many a day,
Toiled for thee, O blessed Jesus,
Worn for thee our strength away.

And we still will work for Jesus,
Work for him has blessed pay;
We will ever work for Jesus,
Work for him our lives away.

2 We have toiled through storm and sunshine,
Summer’s heat, and winter’s cold;
Toil is sweet in youth’s bright morning,
Sweet when men are growing old. [Refrain]

3 We have toiled in human gardens,
Digging, sowing, pruning, too,
Praying for the dew and sunshine,
On the work we found to do. [Refrain]

4 Lo! the garden blooms with flowers,
Fragrance fills the blessed air;
Living, dying, precious brethren,
Toil for Jesus everywhere. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We have toil'd in many vineyards
Title: Work for Jesus
Author: Rev. E. H. Stokes
Refrain First Line: And we still will work for Jesus
Publication Date: 1879
Tune Information
Name: [We have toil'd in many vineyards]
Composer: Wm. G. Fischer


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