May I be Faithful

The Master has gone to a distant country

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Tune: [The Master has gone to a distant country]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The Master has gone to a distant country
And left me a charge to keep,
A work in His vineyard, a field for reaping,
A shepherd to guard His sheep.

May I be faithful unto the trust He assigned me;
Constant in service
Earnest in all that I do;
May I be faithful!
Out in the field may He find me,
When He returneth, patient and loyal and true!

2 There's labor for me that no other can do,
A place I alone can fill;
Then why should I not be among the chosen,
Rejoicing to do His will? [Refrain]

3 Shall others go forth to the field of harvest
While I with the idlers stand?
The talent He gave me, shall I not use it,
In following His command? [Refrain]

4 The day that shall break for my Lord's appearing,
He hath not revealed to me,
Yet if He but find me a faithful servant
A glorious day 'twill be, [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Master has gone to a distant country
Title: May I be Faithful
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: May I be faithful unto the trust he assigned me



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