Jesus needs the children

Even children may work for the Savior

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Even children may work for the Savior]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Even children may work for the Saviour,
There is work for ev’ry one to do;
We may help one another—
Cheer a sister or brother,—
Yes, Jesus needs even children, too.

We can work, watch, pray,
Labor ev’ry day,
Never letting a task displease us;
For He saves, we know,
And, our love to show,
Yes, ev’ry by and girl will work for Jesus.

2 Even children may work for the Saviour,
And receive rich blessings ev’ry day;
There are burdens to lighten,
There are sad hours to brighten,
Yes, Jesus needs us all along the way. [Refrain]

3 Even children may work for the Saviour,
And receive for labor more than gold;
We can tell the sweet story,
Of His love and His glory,
And gather others into the fold. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #144

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Even children may work for the Savior
Title: Jesus needs the children
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: We can work, watch, pray



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Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d42

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Glad Tidings in Song #144

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Hymns for His Praise #67

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