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I Want to Be a Worker

I want to be a worker for the Lord, I want to love and trust his holy word

Author: I. Baltzell
Tune: [I want to be a worker for the Lord] (Baltzell)
Published in 164 hymnals

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1 I want to be a worker for the Lord,
I want to love and trust his holy word,
I want to sing and pray, and be busy ev'ry day
In the vineyard of the Lord.

I will work, I will pray,
In the vineyard in the vineyard of the Lord,
I will work, I will pray,
I will labor ev'ry day
In the vineyard of the Lord.

2 I want to be a worker ev'ry day,
I want to lead the erring in the way
That leads to heav'n above, where all is peace and love,
In the kingdom of the Lord. [Chorus]

3 I want to be a worker strong and brave,
I want to trust in Jesus' pow'r to save,
All who will truly come, shall find a happy home,
In the kingdom of the Lord. [Chorus]

4 I want to be a worker, help me Lord,
To lead the lost and erring to thy word,
That points to joys on high, where pleasures never die,
In the kingdom of the Lord. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #69

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >



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