Toiling for Jesus

Representative Text

1 Gladly, gladly, toiling for the Master,
Go we forth with willing hands to do
Whatsoe'er to us he hath appointed,
Faithfully our mission we'll pursue.

Refrain:
Toiling for Jesus,
Joyfully we go, joyfully we go
Toiling for Jesus,
In his vineyard here below.

2 Joyful, joyful, we will tell the story
Of his love to mortals here below;
Christ, the brightness of the Father's glory,
Freely here his blessing will bestow. [Refrain]

3 Meekly, meekly, following the Master,
Walking faithfully the path he trod;
Leading wand'rers to the dear Redeemer,
Pointing sinners to the Lamb of God. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #574

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gladly, gladly toiling for the Master
Title: Toiling for Jesus
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Toiling for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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