Work for the Master

Ever let thy hand be busy

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Ever let thy hand be busy]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ever let thy hand be busy,
Lay the threads out one by one;
Ever ply time’s ceaseless shuttle,
Till life’s work is nobly done.

Chorus:
Work then for the blessed Master!
He is with thee day by day;
Be Thou faithful to thy calling;
Work away! yes, work away!

2 Never heed the idlers round thee,
Watchful be with patient eye;
Mark thou well the noble pattern,
And thy life-work beautify. [Chorus]

3 Hand and eye must work together,
Standing ‘neath a light divine;
Thou shalt bring a lasting service,
And the “Well done” shall be thine. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #261

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ever let thy hand be busy
Title: Work for the Master
Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: Work then for the blessed Master
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gleanings of sacred song #85

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Gospel Praise Book. #261

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Jewels of Praise #33

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Temperance Rallying Songs #125

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