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The Missionary Band

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1 We want to work for our dear Lord,
We want to send His precious Word
Over the sea to heathen lands,
For we’re a missionary band.

A happy band are we,
Helping them over the sea;
Giving of our pennies,
Fifty-two a year;
A happy band are we,
Helping them over the sea;
Won’t you come and join us?
You are needed here.

2 Jesus will help us every day,
To earn our pennies for to pay
To take the Gospel over there,
To help poor heathens in despair. [Refrain]

3 O we will earn our pennies brown,
Then we will gladly lay them down
To send the Gospel to that land,
The pennies from our little band. [Refrain]

4 For all that we can ever do,
We’ll be well paid, our Lord is true;
For in His Word He says so plain:
He’ll pay us when He comes again. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8545

Author: Frank M. Graham

Born: March 1, 1859, Birmingham, Illinois. Died: August 25, 1931, Greensboro, Georgia. Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Greensboro, Georgia. Graham was an ordained minister in the Wesleyan (Methodist) Church and served as District Superintendent in northern Georgia from around 1895 to about 1915. He was one of the founders of what is now Southern Wesleyan University at Central, South Carolina. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Author: G. W. Wall

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Text Information

First Line: We want to work for our dear Lord
Title: The Missionary Band
Author: Frank M. Graham (1914)
Author: G. W. Wall (1914)
Source: Songs for Jesus No. 5 by Frank M. Graham (Greensboro, GA: 1914)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A happy band are we
Copyright: Public Domain


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