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

Representative Text

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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #102

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