Do Your Best

There's a voice that calls for reapers

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [There’s a voice that calls for reapers]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a voice that calls for reapers,
Those who hear are surely blest;
’Tis the voice of Jesus calling,
Work for Him and do your best.

Do your best each day for Jesus,
By and by you will have rest;
But today He calls for reapers,
Work for Him and do your best.

2 Many souls now sit in darkness,
Many hearts are sore distressed;
Bring to them a ray of sunshine,
Work for Christ and do your best. [Refrain]

3 Like a dove perhaps some loved one
Now has flown from the home rest;
Where perchance some heart is breaking,
Go today and do your best. [Refrain]

4 When the shades of evening gather,
God will call you home to rest;
But today He needs your service,
Work for Him and do your best. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12420

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a voice that calls for reapers
Title: Do Your Best
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Do your best each day for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12420
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The Cyber Hymnal #12420

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