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Which Are You?

For workers the Lord of the vineyard is calling

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [For workers the Lord of the vineyard is calling]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 For workers the Lord of the vineyard is calling,
For hearts that are willing, unselfish and strong;
So many grown idle behind now are falling,
And want to be carefully carried along.

Refrain:
Which are you? which are you?
Are you willing strong and true,
Are you a worker? or are you an Idler,
Which are you? tell me, which are you?

2 His plea is for those who have hearts of true measure,
Strong soul that are anxious to bitter their race;
For some who profess Him are clinging to pleasure
Thus hindering ever the pow’r of His grace. [Refrain]

3 The forces of sin are exerting their power,
And daily defiance at Jesus is hurled;
Yet some who have promised sins banner to lower
Are thoughtlessly keeping that banner unfurled. [Refrain]

4 Oh, comrades be true, let us cleave to the Master
Whose blood hath redeemed us from sin and from shame;
Each day let us labor, more willingly faster,
And never be weary of praising His name. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #14

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: For workers the Lord of the vineyard is calling
Title: Which Are You?
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Which are you? which are you?

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Calvary's Praises #14

Crowns of Rejoicing #d47

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