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More and better work for Jesus

More and better work for Jesus

Author: George W. Lyon
Tune: [More and better work for Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "More and better work for Jesus,:
Is the burning cry today;
More of consecrated service,
More of seeking souls astray.

Let us keep it on our banners,
Write it in our hearts with care,
More and better work for Jesus,
In each deed and song and prayer.

2 More and better work for Jesus,
More of lightening others’ cares,
"More of gleaning for the Master,"
More of plucking out the tares. [Refrain]

3 More and better work for Jesus,
More of sacrifice of gain;
More of binding up the wounded,
More of balm to soothe their pain. [Refrain]

4 More of kindness to the erring,
More of sympathy and love,
More of humble Christ-like living,
Will make earth like Heav’n above. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11599

Author: George W. Lyon

George Washington Lyon, born August 12, 1838 in DeKalb County, Georgia, was a musician, composer and music publisher and teacher; He died April 8, 1903 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dianne Shapiro, from Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14155468/george-washington-lyon) and obituary, Atlantic Constitution, April 9, 1903 (https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/34121111/) (accessed 7/5/2018) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: More and better work for Jesus
Author: George W. Lyon
Refrain First Line: Let us keep it on our banners
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11599
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11599

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