Hear the Master say, Go and work today

Hear the Master say, Go and work today

Author: Mary C. Seward
Tune: [Hear the Master say, Go and work today]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Hear the master say, “Go and work today,
For the lab’rers still are few;”
Shall His earnest cry pass unheeded by,
When there’s work for all to do?
He has need of thee, and his urgent plea
Is, “The harvest now is white;”
Let us quickly haste lest the sheaves lie waste,
For too soon will come the night.

Refrain:
Hear the Master say, “Go and work today,
For the lab’rers still are few;”
Shall His earnest cry pass unheeded by,
When there’s work for all to do?

2 Go! the hungry feed, and the weary lead
To the rest of Jesus’ love;
Tho' your strength be small, God is over all,
With a blessing from above;
Seek for souls to win from the ways of sin;
Work with cheerful heart and true;
And the jewels rare that have been your care,
Shall at last be given to you. [Refrain]

3 Go and work today; O do not delay,
For the night is coming on;
And the least you do shall be blest to you,
If for Jesus it is done;
Tho' the seeds that fall may be few and small,
They shall not be sown in vain;
In the garnered sheaves, which the Lord receives,
Will be found the ripened grain. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #83

Author: Mary C. Seward

Born: July 9, 1839, New Lon­don, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Cir­ca Sep­tem­ber 1919, on a train go­ing to Buf­fa­lo, New York. [Pseudonym: Ag­nes Bur­ney.] Daughter of Will­iam H. and Sar­ah La­tham Ash­bey Cog­ges­hall, Ma­ry was ed­u­cat­ed at the Fe­male Acad­e­my in Nor­wich, Con­nec­ti­cut, and marr­ied com­pos­er The­o­dore Sew­ard in 1860. She be­longed to the In­ter­na­tion­al Sun­shine So­ci­e­ty; the So­ro­sis Club of New York Ci­ty; the Wo­man’s Club of Ora­nge, New Jer­sey; was twice pre­si­dent of the Na­tion­al So­ci­e­ty of New Eng­land Wo­men; and was pre­si­dent of the Blind Ba­bies’ Hos­pi­tal in Sum­mit, New Jer­sey. As of 1914, she was liv­ing in East… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear the Master say, Go and work today
Author: Mary C. Seward

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