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I Long to Work for Thee

Jesus, and may I work for Thee

Author: William Fawcett
Tune: [Jesus, and may I work for Thee]
Published in 12 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, and may I work for Thee,
A mortal man from sin set free?
A mortal man with short'ning days,
Permitted thus to work and praise.

I'll work for Thee,
I'll work for Thee,
Yes, dearest Lord,
I'll work for Thee.

2 To work for Thee, the Morning Star,
That saw me lost, and from afar
Shed o'er my soul a light divine,
And comforted this heart of mine. [Chorus]

3 To work for Thee, my dearest Friend,
On whom my ev'ry hope depends;
Who washed away my earthly shame,
And gave to me a new, best name. [Chorus]

4 Yes, blessed Jesus, yes, I may
Go work for Thee throughout this day,
And all the joy or good I crave,
Is but some fallen soul to save. [Chorus]

5 I'll work for Thee, Thou blessed One,
Eternal God, eternal Son,
And boast, but never boast in vain,
I'll work for Him who once was slain. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #148

Author: William Fawcett

Rev. William Fawcett, D.D. William Fawcett’s life of nearly three score years separates itself into three period of twenty years each, the first in Canada, the second in Iowa, the third in the Rock River Conference. The most important, of course, were those formative days in Canada where he was born in 1842. It was inevitable that he should preach. It was in the blood and he could no more escape it than he could the power of gravitation. After the completion of his studies in the Old Dominion the finger of providence seemed to beckon him westward and he cast in his lot with the growing state of Iowa, and in 1863 joined Upper Iowa Conference. His first appointment was on the Buckingham Circuit, and during the first year the yo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, and may I work for Thee
Title: I Long to Work for Thee
Author: William Fawcett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll work for Thee, I'll work for Thee
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10880
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The Cyber Hymnal #10880

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