The service of the King

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1 Are you faithful to the work where Jesus calls you?
True and loyal in the service you would bring?
Would you brighten someone’s sky,
While the days are going by?
Are you faithful in the service of the King?

In the service of the King,
Blessed service of the King,
Are you faithful in the service of the King?
Would you help someone in need,
Would you do a kindly deed,
Are you faithful in the service of the King?

2 There are many darkened skies that you may brighten,
If you scatter sunshine ev’rywhere you go,
There are helpful words to say,
Sorrow’s tears to wipe away,
Oh, the deeds of love and kindness you may sow. [Refrain]

3 Oh, how swiftly are the days for service passing,
Soon the sweet songs of the homeland we shall sing,
For the souls that we have won,
We shall hear His words, “well done,”
If we’re faithful in the service of the King. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #134

Author: Edith Grace Updegraff

Eliza Grace Updegraff ((1871-1964) was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, the daughter of a Quaker minister, the Rev. David Brainard Updegraff and his wife Eliza Jane. According to the 1880 census, at age nine, Eliza Grace Updegraff lived in Mount Pleasant, in Jefferson County, Ohio with her parents and siblings, three brothers and two sisters, all born in Ohio. When she was composing hymn tunes she did not use her first initial, and is almost always listed as E. Grace Updegraff. She is known as the composer of two hymn tunes: CARTER ("In doubt and temptation I rest Lord, in Thee") and THE HOPE OF THE AGES ("Jesus comes, he comes in glory"). Two of her texts are "What meaneth this, this strange display?" (see Songs of Love and Praise, No.4 ,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Are you faithful to the work
Title: The service of the King
Author: Edith Grace Updegraff
Refrain First Line: In the service of the King
Copyright: Public Domain


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