Our Watchword

We're drawing near to Jesus

Author: Silas Farmer
Tune: [We're drawing near to Jesus]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’re drawing near to Jesus,
Our banner waves on high;
And this our watchword ever,
We’ll work until we die.

We’ll work until we die;
The banner of our captain
Through the conflict we will bear;
We’ll work until we die,
And then go home our crowns to wear.

2 We love our Master’s service,
And, seeing eye to eye,
With grace divine to help us,
We’ll work until we die. [Refrain]

3 The fields are white to harvest,
The days are speeding by;
Go forth again, ye workers,
And work until ye die. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13005

Author: Silas Farmer

Born: June 6, 1839. Detroit, Michigan. Died: December 28, 1902, Detroit, Michigan. Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan. Son of John Farmer & Roxanna Hamilton, Silas became City Historiographer of Detroit, Michigan, in 1882. His works include: Association Hymn Book: Compiled for Young Men’s Christian Associations and Union Religious Meetings (Detroit, Michigan: J. M. Arnold & Company, 1869) Illustrated Guide and Souvenir of Detroit, circa 1878 History of Detroit and Michigan/, 1884 History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan, 1890 All About Cleveland All About Detroit, circa 1899 Souvenir of the Pointe: Grosse Pointe on Lake Saint Claire www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're drawing near to Jesus
Title: Our Watchword
Author: Silas Farmer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13005
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The Cyber Hymnal #13005

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