Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

106. Toiling for Thee

1 We have been toiling, dear Master, today;
Now, as the twilight is fading away,
Here we have gathered to rest at thy feet,—
Come in thy mercy thy children to greet.

Toiling for thee,
Toiling for thee,
Earnestly toiling, dear Master, for thee;
Toiling for thee,
Toiling for thee,
Rich with thy blessing our harvest will be.

2 We have been seeking, and lo! we have found
Vines that were broken and trailed on the ground;
Tenderly stooping we bound them again;
Now we are waiting the dew and the rain. [Refrain]

3 We have been trying to watch unto prayer,
Trying the burdens of others to bear;
Grant us thy wisdom, thy grace from above;
Help us to labor in meekness and love. [Refrain]

4 Lord, thou art with us; we know thou art here;
Why do we falter, and what do we fear?
If we are faithful, and trust in thy word,
Fruit in abundance our toil will reward. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We have been toiling, dear Master, today
Title: Toiling for Thee
Author: Frank Gould
Refrain First Line: Toiling for thee
Publication Date: 1888


Suggestions or corrections? Contact us