O Master Workman of the Race

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1 O Master Workman of the race,
Thou Man of Galilee,
Who with the eyes of early youth
Eternal things did see;
We thank Thee for Thy boyhood faith
That shone Thy whole life through;
"Did ye not know it is my work
My Father’s work to do?"

2 O Carpenter of Nazareth,
Builder of life divine,
Who shapest man to God’s own law,
Thyself the fair design:
Build us a tower of Christ-like height,
That we the land may view,
And see, like Thee, our noblest work,
Our Father’s work to do.

3 O Thou who dost the vision send
And givest each his task,
And with the task sufficient strength:
Show us Thy will, we ask;
Give us a conscience bold and good;
Give us a purpose true,
That it may be our highest joy
Our Father’s work to do.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #248

Author: Jay T. Stocking

Clergyman; held posts at various NE churches; d. St. Louis, Mo. Go to person page >

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First Line: O Master workman of the race
Title: O Master Workman of the Race
Author: Jay T. Stocking (1912)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: Public Domain





Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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