Do the duty nearest lying

Do the duty nearest lying

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Do the duty nearest lying]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Do the duty nearest lying,
It will make the next more clear;
Linger not for doubt or sighing,
Labor on with heart of cheer.
Tho’ the task to thee seem lowly,
Do it bravely; it is thine;
Ev’ry deed for God is pure and holy,
Love will make them all divine.

Work, O work! the Master needs you,
In this wondrous harvest field;
Work, O work! the Master calls that
You may your best service yield.

2 O the task of God’s assigning
Is the one for thee alone!
Waste no time in weak repining,
Labor on till day is done.
Does the tempter whisper to thee,
“Hasten from the path of right?”
Listen not, press bravely onward, ever
Tow’rd the land of love and light. [Refrain]

3 Is the pathway lone and dreary,
Keep the closer to thy Guide,
Close to him who bore the thorn-crown,
And the wound-prints in his side.
If the toil seem like a burden,
Jesus will that burden bear;
Tell to him thine ev’ry anxious trial,
Bring to him thy weight of care. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #136

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do the duty nearest lying
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: Work, O work, the Master needs you
Copyright: Public Domain


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