Not where the work is the lightest

Not where the work is the lightest

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Not where the work is the lightest]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not where the work is the lightest,
Jesus may call thee to go,
Not where the yield is the greatest,
Jesus may ask thee to sow;
But where the fields are so barren,
Nought that is fruit can be found,
Digging ‘mid weeds, and the briers,
Painfully tilling the ground.

Refrain:
Oh, then, to hear when he calls thee!
Listening, all shall be plain,
Oh, then, to go where he bids thee!
Little, or much be the gain.

2 Not by the side of the reapers
Jesus may call thee today,
Not where the workmen are busy
Binding the sheaves far away;
But with the gleaners so patient,
Gath’ring the grains one by one,
Bringing to Jesus the handful,
Hearing the joyful “well done.” [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #79

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not where the work is the lightest
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: O then to hear when he calls
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d110

Temple Chimes #d174

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The Ark of Praise #79

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