1 We are workers for the King,
In the vineyard of the Lord;
He sustains us by his grace,
And so sure is our reward.
We his willing subjects toil,
From the dawn till close of day;
For the work indeed is great,
None our progress here may stay.
We are workers for the King,
And are loyal ev’ry one;
There awaits a robe and crown,
For us when the day is done.
2 We are workers for the King,
And Immanuel is his name;
Jesus, Savior, Prince of Peace,
And to save the lost he came.
Lo! his precious blood was shed,
‘Twas for us he lived and died;
That our souls might be redeem’d,
Christ was scourged and crucified. [Refrain]
3 We are workers for the King,
Earnest workers for the Lord,
Ready to obey his will;
With his word of truth our sword,
Willingly we’ll strive for him,
Tho’ the conflict may be long,
We’ll be valiant soldiers, true,
And we’ll triumph over wrong. [Refrain]
Born: February 5, 1854, New Marlborough, Connecticut.
Died: October 13, 1916, Manhattan, Kansas.
Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching.
In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >
Display Title: Workers for the KingFirst Line: We are workers for the KingTune Title: [We are workers for the King]Author: Laura E. NewellDate: 1892Subject: Children's Songs | ; Work | ; Young People |