1 Living only for the Master,
Giving of our best each day,
Learning that the truest serving,
Is to listen and obey.
There may never be tomorrow;
Let us till the sun goes down,
With a patient loving service,
Strive each fleeting hour to crown.
Living, living, sweeter, purer, growing,
Living, living, joy of service knowing,
Singing, singing, love our hearts o’erflowing,
Praising, praising, him whom we adore.
2 Living only for the Master,
Pure in purpose, strong and true,
Passing on the many blessings,
Ev’ry morn and ev’ning new.
When the night of sorrow cometh,
From our Father’s house will shine
Stars of promised, ever gleaming
With a radiant most divine. [Refrain]
3 Living only for the Master,
Dying unto self alway,
Climbing up the shining stairway
Of his blessed words, each day.
Serving him whom angels worship,
Could we choose a nobler joy?
Living only for the Master,
Let his praise our tongues employ! [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >