In His Dear Name

What ye do for one of these, says Jesus

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: ["What ye do for one of these," says Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “What ye do for one of these,” says Jesus,
“For the poor and lonely, sick and sad;
I will count as tokens from my children,
Rendered unto me to make me glad.”

Just a kindly word, a helpful deed,
Just a ready hand for some one’s need;
Just a cup of water, freely shared,
Just an hour of service, gladly spared;
These shall be the gifts that we can bring,
This shall be our homage to our King,
For we have His word, that He will claim,
Whatsoe’er we do in His dear name.

2 Ev’ry act that helps a weaker brother,
Sets a weary soul from error free;
On it all He sets His seal of blessing,
Saying, “Ye have done it unto Me.” [Chorus]

3 May we be alert and ever ready,
quick to do a service for His sake;
Seeking no reward, or earthly praising,
Knocking what a recompense He’ll make. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #64

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: What ye do for one of these, says Jesus
Title: In His Dear Name
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Just a kindly word
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kingdom Songs #64

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The Church School Hymnal #203

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