The Master's Work

Representative Text

1 As a Christian band,
Forward hand in hand,
To the Master's work we go;
To a ruined race
We declare His grace,
And endeavor His love to show.

Chorus:
To the work, To the work
hand in hand, hand in hand.
To the Master's work we go, gladly go;
To a ruined race
We declare His grace,
And endeavor hIs love to show.

2 In our task agreed,
Taking for our creed,
All the blessed word of God,
We together meet,
And in union sweet,
Seek to walk where the Master trod. [Chorus]

3 Far as sin hath wrought,
Hath our Saviour taught
That the word of life should go;
And we strive as one
that his will be done,
And the whole world His great love know. [Chorus]

4 Bless the work begun,
And until 'tis done
May we faithful, Lord, be found;
May our ranks increase,
And in grace and peace
More and more make us to abound. [Chorus]


Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #41

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As a Christian band
Title: The Master's Work
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To the work, hand in hand
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Bright Melodies #122

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #136

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Our Hymns #102

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Praise and Rejoicing #83

Text

Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #41

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d10

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #102

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