Are we laboring for Jesus

Are we laboring for Jesus

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Are we laboring for Jesus,
To obtain a starry crown?
Are we valiant in His service,
Tho' the world may darkly frown?

We must labor--he requires it;
Hear him say, hear him say,
We must sow and we must gather,
Day by day! day by day!

2 Are we laboring for Jesus,
Are we servants tried and true?
Shall we feel that we are ready
When we shall his coming view? [Refrain]

3 Are we laboring for Jesus,
Who for our offenses died?
Do we strive to gather sinners
To the Savior's wounded side? [Refrain]

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Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Are we laboring for Jesus
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: We must labor, he requires it
Copyright: Public Domain


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