The Master's work

As a Christian band, forward hand in hand

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [As a Christian band]
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: Francis 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, forward hand in hand
Title: The Master's work
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: To the work, hand in hand



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #122Page Scan
Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #136Page Scan
Our Hymns: compiled for use in the services of the Baptist Temple #102Page Scan
Praise and Rejoicing #83Page Scan
Singing by the Way. Rev. ed. #d2
The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d10
The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d18
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