Make Me a Worker for Jesus

Make me a worker for Jesus, steadfast and earnest and true

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Make me a worker for Jesus] (Dortch)
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Make me a worker for Jesus,
Steadfast and earnest and true;
Willing to work for the Master,
What He would have me to do.

Refrain:
Make me a worker for Jesus,
Humble my labor may be,
But cheerfully done for the Master,
Who hath done great things for me.

2 Let me be brave in the conflict,
Ready to go where He needs,
Sowing good seed for the harvest,
Plucking up briars and weeds. [Refrain]

3 Let me go out to the harvest,
Faithfully doing my part,
Gathering sheaves for the gleaning,
Steadfast of purpose and heart. [Refrain]

4 Make me a worker for Jesus,
Trusting Him never in vain,
Glad if I bind for the Master,
Sheaves of God’s beautiful grain. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #125

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: Make me a worker for Jesus, steadfast and earnest and true
Title: Make Me a Worker for Jesus
Author: Eben E. Rexford

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Garnered Sheaves #25

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Honey Out of the Rock #125

National Tidings of Joy #d49

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Notes of Triumph: for the Sunday School #25

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Redeemer's Praise: for the Sunday-school, church and family #74

Showalter's Gospel Songs No.3 #d48

Sing Out the Glad News #d43

Songs of Praises, for Use in Revival Meetings #d51

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #125

Songs of Refreshing Nos. 1 and 2 Combined. Rev. #d89

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d65

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Sunday School Songs: a Treasury of Devotional Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School #47

The Eureka Star #d43

The Star of Hope #d61

Tidings of Joy #d34

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Tried and True #208

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