Faithful Little Workers

Faithful little workers we must be

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Faithful little workers we must be]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Faithful little workers we must be,
Doing what is right,
Walking in the light;
Helping ev’ry one whom we can see,
Working ev’ry day for Jesus.

Refrain:
Working, toiling,
We will do our best,
Working, toiling,
God will do the rest;
We must help each other all the way,
Working ev’ry day for Jesus.

2 Faithful little workers we must be,
Tho’ we may be small,
We can conquer all;
We can do our work if we agree,
Working ev’ry day for Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Faithful little workers we must be,
Working for the Lord,
Telling of His word;
From all sin and evil we will flee,
Working ev’ry day for Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Full Gospel Songs #221

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faithful little workers we must be
Title: Faithful Little Workers
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Working, toiling, we will do
Copyright: Public Domain

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Full Gospel Songs #221

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