Workmen of God

Life's work is before us and this work demands

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Life's work is before us]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Life’s work is before us,
And this work demands
Steadfastness and courage,—
Willing heart and hands.
Bring we to it, comrades,
Will to strive and win
Soldiers for Christ Jesus
In the fight with win.

Come, and work for the Master;
Lo! on hill and plain,
Fields all white for the harvest—
Garner in God’s grain;
Join the song of the reapers,
And at nightfall come,
Bringing sheaves we have gathered
To God’s harvest-home.

2 In this field of labor
Each one has a share:
Speak a word of comfort,
Any time and where;
Cheer the weak and weary,
Found along the road,
Lend a hand, my comrades,
Lift another’s load. [Refrain]

3 Turn not back, my comrades,
From a task begun;
There’ll be time for resting
When the work is done:
For the strength that’s needed
Trust the God above,
Daring, doing, winning,
In the name of Love. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #70

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life's work is before us and this work demands
Title: Workmen of God
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Come, and work for the master



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Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #70

Selected Sunday School Songs #d92

Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d108

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