1 Work for the Master; answer his call;
Take up the duty; trust him for all;
Walk in the way open’d today,
Promptly his word obey.
Life’s bloom and sunshine cheerfully bring,
Ev’ry good talent lent by our King;
Life through his name freely proclaim,
Spreading the heav’nly flame.
Work for the Master, looking above,
Led by his Spirit,fill’d with His love,
Work, work, work, work,
Fill’d with His boundless love.
2 Work for the Master; work with delight;
Serve him with gladness, soon comes the night;
Seeking his face, using his grace,
Resting in his embrace.
Scorn not the trifles, sometimes a word
Spoken in kindness, gratefully heard,
Speedlike in pow’r, lives as a flow’r
Growing for Eden’s bow’r. [Refrain]
3 Work for the Master; great the reward;
Stars for the crowning, joy in the Lord,
Songs by the way, blessings today,
Richly our toil repay.
Blessings that ever brighten the more,
Till we shall enter home’s golden door,
Then at his feet, gladly we’ll meet,
Singing his praises sweet. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: Lidie H. Edmunds.
Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >