Whatsoever I Can for Jesus

I hear the voice of Jesus say, Why stand ye idle all the day?

Author: Eden Reade Latta
Tune: [I hear the voice of Jesus say] (Rosecrans)
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Eden Reade Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I hear the voice of Jesus say, Why stand ye idle all the day?
Title: Whatsoever I Can for Jesus
Author: Eden Reade Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will labor late and early
Publication Date: 1882
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Rejoicing #20

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The Voice of Joy #12

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