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Jesus needs your very best

Hear the call for willing service

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Hear the call for willing service]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Hear the call for willing service,
Loyal hearts, with one accord
Hasten forth to do His bidding,
Do not disappoint your Lord.
You may be a burden-bearer,
When you long for peace and rest,
D not slight the task He gives you,
Jesus needs your very best.

2 All upon the altar yield Him,
Ev’ry talent joyful give,
Let your Savior do the planning,
Glorify Him while you live.
Follow His command with gladness,
Strive to meet each task and test;
Look to Him, then struggle onward,
Jesus needs your very best.

3 Faith will bring the promise nearer,
Well you know His keeping pow’r;
Daily like the Master growing,
Shine for Him each passing hour.
Hear the call for willing service,
Blessing others, you’ll be blessed;
Nothing counts but His approval,
Jesus needs your very best.

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #71

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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: Hear the call for willing service
Title: Jesus needs your very best
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Copyright: Public Domain


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Progressive Sunday School Songs #71

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