Work for the master, toil for the king

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1 Work for the Master, toil for the King,
Strength in his might possessing;
Gifts for his using, hasten to bring,
Plead for the promised blessing.
Serve him with gladness, heeding his call;
Trust him, tho' sunbeams or raindrops fall,
Humbly, sincerely, trust him for all!
Working for Jesus, our Savior.

Servants of Christ, unite heart and hand,
Tell all the world his story;
Gladly obey his royal command;
His the kingdom, the pow'r and the glory!

2 Go with the message given to you,
Tell those who sit in sorrow,
Jesus will bring them comforting true;
Point to the glowing morrow.
Go to the weary, tell them of rest,
Tell of the mansions forever blest,
Till ev'ning shadows darken the west,
Working for Jesus, our Savior. [Chorus]

3 Work for the Master, faithfully bear
Help to a needy neighbor;
Joyful hosannas mingle with prayer,
Knowing for Whom we labor.
Lifting the fallen, finding the lost;
True to our mission, whate'er the cost;
Bring to the haven, souls tempest-tossed,
Working for Jesus, our Savior. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #28

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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 >

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First Line: Work for the master, toil for the king
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Servants of Christ
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