Serve with gladness Christ the King

Serve with gladness Christ the King

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Serve with gladness Christ the King]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Serve with gladness Christ the King,
Loyally, loyally,
To the labor go and sing,
Loyally, loyally,
Use the good that in thee lies,
He thy gifts will not despise,
Come with love’s sweet sacrifice,
Loyally, loyally.

Serve him, serve him, Christ the Mighty King,
To thy service willing labor bring,
See! the harvest fields are white
Soon will come the idle night,
Labor now with all thy might,
Loyally, loyally.

2 Serve him truly day by day,
Loyally, loyally,
Fully trust him all the way,
Loyally, loyally,
Though the clouds thy sky may fill,
He will be thy refuge still,
Yield in all to his blest will,
Loyally, loyally. [Refrain]

3 Serve him with a willing heart,
Loyally, loyally,
Give thyself and all thou art,
Loyally, loyally,
Shrink not from the toilsome way,
He is with thee day by day,
Forward go, his voice obey,
Loyally, loyally. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #48

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Serve with gladness Christ the King
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Serve him, serve him, Christ the mighty King



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Junior Praises #d48

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The Service of Praise #48

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