I'll work for Jesus, for he saves my soul

I'll work for Jesus, for he saves my soul

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I'll work for Jesus, for he saves my soul]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ll work for Jesus, for he saves my soul,
His blood redeemed me, and his touch made whole,
He took my burden, and my heart is free
To serve the Master who will care for me.

I will work till the shadows fall,
Work till I hear his call
To mansions waiting, ever bright and fair,
Then hallelujah, I shall see him there.

2 I’ll work for Jesus, tho’ so weak am I,
Rich stores of mercy will my need supply;
O, for his Spirit in abundant pow’r,
To strengthen, help me, every passing hour. [Refrain]

3 I’ll work for Jesus, while the day is bright,
The way is open, fields already white;
The sowers mingle happy songs of praise,
With shouts of rapture which the reapers raise. [Refrain]

4 I’ll work for Jesus, till the glad “well done,”
When palms are given, and the crown is won;
Then higher service be it mine to know,
Where streams of pleasure evermore shall flow. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #156

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'll work for Jesus, for he saves my soul
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I will work till the shadows fall



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Notes of Gladness #d56

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #58

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