The Duty that Calls Today

Somewhere is waiting a blessed work

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [Somewhere is waiting a blessed work]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somewhere is waiting a blessed work
That only your hand can do;
Work that the Master in wisdom planned,
And placed in this world for you.

Refrain:
Search for it, find it! God’s holy work;
It never is far away;
Find it by doing with heart and soul
The duty that calls today.

2 Duty may bring you to heights of fame,
Or lead to some lowly vale;
Either will yield you a golden crown;
Then never despair nor fail. [Refrain]

3 Whether you toil in the busy world,
Or brighten some humble place,
Blessed the work of the Master will be,
And rich His abundant grace. [Refrain]

4 Somewhere is waiting—oh, slight it not—
The work that you best can do;
Seek thro’ the pathway of faith and prayer
The mission God meant for you. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #45

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

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First Line: Somewhere is waiting a blessed work
Title: The Duty that Calls Today
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Search for it, find it! God's holy work

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