Sing as You Work

Serving the Master with cheerful songs

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Serving the Master with cheerful songs]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Serving the Master with cheerful songs,
Trying to cure earth’s many wrongs;
Sowing the Word of the Lord abroad,
Telling the world the love of God;
Singing the praise of the gentle King,
Blessing the world while you toil and sing;
Brighten the vales where the shadows lie,
Cheering the sad as the days go by.

Chorus:
Sing as you work while the days go by;
Sing as you work, for God is nigh;
Sing, for it helps you to bear your load;
Sing all along this heav’nly road.

2 Sowing the grain where the thorns have grown;
Planting a rose where none has blown;
Greeting the world with a smiling face,
Lifting its load by God’s good grace;
Singing away all the cares of life,
Singing away all the pain of strife,
Singing the joy of a mighty love,
Singing the hope of a home above. [Chorus]

3 Reaping the grain in the harvest-field,
Giving to God the golden yield;
Bringing the fruit of the vine so sweet,
All to the blessed Master’s feet.
Sing, for the labor will soon be done;
Sing, for the Lord will receive his own;
Sing, for the soul that is gathers in
Now is redeemed and is saved from sin. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #102

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Serving the Master with cheerful songs
Title: Sing as You Work
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Sing as you work while the days go by
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #102

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