1 The Master’s field is ready for the sowing,
And the Gospel is the good seed;
He calls for those whose hearts with love are glowing,
To be working in his field.
Let ev’ry loyal servant
Now answer, Here am I;
And hasten with the sowing,
For time is hasting by.
O surely as you love him
Your heart will make replay:
As thou hast need of workers,
Master, here am I.
2 The Master loves his sheep and wants them near him,
And he guards them from all danger;
But oft they wander far and cannot hear him;
Some are dying, dying now. [Chorus]
3 The Master’s yoke is easy for the wearer,
For his mercy is beneath it;
He makes his burden light for ev’ry-bearer
By his presence and his grace. [Chorus]
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.
Go to person page >