Be earnest, toiler for the Lord

Be earnest, toiler for the Lord

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Be earnest, toiler for the Lord]
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1 Be earnest, toiler for the Lord,
Sowing the precious seed;
Look forward to the blest reward,
Sowing the precious seed.

Refrain:
Sowing the precious seed,
Sowing the precious seed,
Be faithful in the vineyard labor,
Sowing the precious seed.

2 The laborers are very few,
Sowing the precious seed;
And the dear Lord has need of you,
Sowing the precious seed. [Refrain]

3 O labor patiently each day,
Sowing the precious seed;
And for the Father’s blessing pray,
Sowing the precious seed. [Refrain]

4 Will you not enter now the field,
Sowing the precious seed,
In hope of an abundant yield,
Sowing the precious seed. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #180

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be earnest, toiler for the Lord
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Sowing the precious seed
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