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It Pays to Serve Jesus

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1. The service of Jesus true pleasure affords,
In Him there is joy without an alloy;
’Tis Heaven to trust Him and rest on His words;
It pays to serve Jesus each day.

Refrain:
It pays to serve Jesus, it pays every day,
It pays every step of the way,
Though the pathway to glory may sometimes be drear,
You’ll be happy each step of the way.

2. It pays to serve Jesus whate’er may betide,
It pays to be true whate’er you may do;
’Tis riches of mercy in Him to abide;
It pays to serve Jesus each day.

3. Tho' sometimes the shadows may hang o’er the way,
And sorrows may come to beckon us home,
Our precious Redeemer each toil will repay;
It pays to serve Jesus each day.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #25

Author: Frank C. Huston

Huston, Frank C. (Orange, Indiana, September 12, 1871--October 14, 1959, Jacksonville, Florida). Both parents were musically inclined, and at the age of 12, he was playing cornet in a local concert band. By the age of 17, he was singing regularly in male and mixed voice units, and at 18, he was conducting church music. Education: Moody Bible Institute. Studied with W.M. Hackleman (a cousin), D.B. Towner, W.C. Caffin, and Charles H. Gabriel. On May 13, 1894, he married Bertha Martin. There were seven children. He spent a brief period as a public school teacher, then became a singing evangelist and traveled for a time with the Charles Reign Scoville Party. He served as Chaplain in the First World War and continued his interest and particip… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #3118
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Small Church Music #6030
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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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50 Favorites #25

Hymns of Faith #472

Sacred Selections for the Church #481

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Small Church Music #6030

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #386

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The Cyber Hymnal #3118

Text

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #447

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #627

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #478

Include 54 pre-1979 instances
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