1 The Master now is calling, is calling, is calling,
The Master now is calling, O will you hear his voice?
He bids us make his service, sweet service, glad service,
Our free and happy choice, and in his love rejoice.
The Master calls! O hear his words of love,
So sweetly, sweetly ringing from above;
O take his yoke and learn of him today,
He'll lead you safely on the way.
2 His fields for you are waiting, still waiting, still waiting;
His fields for you are waiting, go forth and sow the seed;
The seeds of loving kindness, of kindness, of kindness,
Wherever there is need, wherever he shall lead. [Chorus]
3 How blest will be the greeting, the greeting, the greeting,
How blest will be the greeting beyond the setting sun!
When to his faithful servants, true servants, true servants,
Who goodly sheaves have won, the Lord shall say, "Well done!" [Chorus]
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 >