In His blessed service

There is little sadness, but a lot of gladness

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There is little sadness
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is little sadness,
But a world of gladness,
In the blessed service of the King;
For a Friend is near us,
All day long to cheer us,
In the blessed service of the King.

Refrain:
In his service we will stay
And labor every day,
That golden sheaves at last we all to him may bring;
Till called to joys above,
We’ll labor on in love,
In the blessed service of the King.

2 Of his goodness telling,
We are safely dwelling
In the blessed service of the King;
Seeds of kindness sowing,
All to heaven going,
In the blessed service of the King. [Refrain]

3 Caring not to wander,
Time we’ll never squander,
In the blessed service of the King;
True to him remaining,
We the crown are gaining,
In the blessed service of the King. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #74

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is little sadness, but a lot of gladness
Title: In His blessed service
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: In his service we will stay

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Praises #d83

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Songs of Grace and Glory #74

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Soul Melodies #d206

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