1 Watchers called to work for Jesus, gird your souls and haste away,
Stand up bravely in the front of every fight,
Bear the lamp of His salvation, let it shine with cloudless ray,
Till the gloomy skies reflect its golden light.
Faithful service ever doing, not till work is done,
Till life’s victory is won,
Looking forward, still pursuing,
Shout for joy!
His mighty kingdom soon shall come.
2 With His heav’nly shield around you enter gladly duty’s door,
If you forward press you shall not walk alone,
Heirs of Christ be not discouraged, lo! for you the cross He bore,
God is still upon His everlasting throne. [Refrain]
3 Watchers called to work for Jesus, sing with gladness on your way,
Just beyond, the gates of Zion open stand,
Where the smile of God forever glorifies the endless day,
In Jerusalem, our blessed fatherland. [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
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 >
Display Title: Watchers Called to Work for JesusFirst Line: Watchers called to work for Jesus, gird your souls and haste awayTune Title: [Watchers called to work for Jesus, gird your souls and haste away]Author: Lizzie DeArmondDate: 1904Subject: Duty | ; Forward | ; Loyalty | ; Obedience | ; Service | ; Watching | ; Work |