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The little missionary

I need not go to India

Author: James R. Murray
Tune: [I need not go to India]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I need not go to India,
To China or Japan;
To work for Jesus here at home
I’ll do the best I can;
I’ll tell of His great love for me,
And how I love Him, too,
And better far, I’ll show my love
In all that I may do.

We all may work for Jesus,
Wherever we may be;
I’ll try to work for Jesus,
Who did so much for me.

2 The little water drops come down
To make the flowers grow;
The little rivulets flow on
To bless where’er they go;
The little seeds make mighty trees,
To cool us with their shade,
If little things like these do good,
To try, I’m not afraid. [Refrain]

3 I’ll be a missionary now,
And work the best I may,
For if I want to work for God,
There surely is a way;
I’ll pray for those who cross the sea,
My offering, too, I’ll send,
And do all that is in my power,
This great bad world to mend. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10139

Author: James R. Murray

L.P.M. (1905, April 12). Obituary. New Church Messenger, p.209. Murray.--At Cincinnati, March 10, 1905, James Ramsey Murray. Funeral services in the Church of the New Jersualem, March 13th. James R. Murray was widely known in the musical world as the author of many songs and song books, and in the New Church in Chicago and Cincinnati as an affectionate, intelligent, and loyal New Churchman. He was born in Andover (Ballard Vale), Mass., March 17, 1841. In early life he developed musical talent, and composed many minor pieces for local and special occasions. Later at North Reading, Mass., he attended Dr. George F. Root's School of Music, and was associated with William Bradbury and Dr. Lowell Mason. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Regi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I need not go to India
Title: The little missionary
Author: James R. Murray
Refrain First Line: We all may work for Jesus



The Cyber Hymnal #10139
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