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The Lord has need of workers to till his field today

The Lord has need of workers to till his field today

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The Lord has need of workers]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord has need of workers, to till His field today,
So kindly He has led me to walk in wisdom’s way;
I pray for grace to help me with all my heart to say,
O blessed Saviour, count on me.

Count on me, count on me,
For loving-hearted service glad and free;
Yes, count on me, count on me,
O blessed Saviour, count on me.

2 I count on Thee, dear Master for cleansing in Thy blood,
For constant streams of blessing, a never-failing flood;
To ever-new fruition I see Thy mercies bud,
O blessed Saviour, count on me. [Refrain]

3 Now gird me for the battle when evil pow’rs oppose,
And give me faith and courage to conquer o’er Thy foes;
I pledge Thee my allegiance, my soul no other knows,
O blessed Saviour, count on me. [Refrain]

4 I’ll bear another’s burden along a lonely way,
Or teach that burden-bearer with confidence to pray;
In service ever loyal at home or far away,
O blessed Saviour, count on me. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #69

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord has need of workers to till his field today
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Count on me



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The New National Baptist Hymnal #391

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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