Though your field of labor cover but a little

Though your field of labor cover but a little

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Though your field of labor cover but a little space]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Tho’ your field of labor cover but a little space,
Do not sigh for broader harvest fields afar;
Sure that you will please the Master, trusting still His grace,
Do your best for Jesus just where you are.

Refrain:
Just where you are,
Just where you are;
Lack of time and space for duty is no bar!
Do not sigh for broader harvest fields afar,
Do your best for Jesus just where you are.

2 Some must do the smaller things, while others do the great,
Giving light of candle, or of blazing star;
Go wherever be your field of labor, pray and wait—
Do your best for Jesus just where you are. [Refrain]

3 Fill you station without murmur, all your pilgrim days,
Letting naught discourage, naught your record mar;
Do not crave another place in which to toil or praise—
Do your best for Jesus just where you are. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #113

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 >

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First Line: Though your field of labor cover but a little
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Just where you are

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Gospel Hymns and Songs: for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #113

Songs of Conquest, for Use in Public Worship, Prayer Services, etc. #d202

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Williston Hymns #113

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