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Work for the master work

Representative Text

1 Work for the Master, work while you may,
Broad is the field before you,
Now in the light of life’s sunny day,
Beaming in beauty o’er you.

Refrain:
Work till the toil of the day is done;
Speak of the sin forgiven;
Sing of the starry crown to be won;
Pray till you praise in heaven.

2 Speak for the Master, speak while you may,
Now while the world will hear you,
It shall be given what you shall say,
Feeling his presence near you. [Refrain]

3 Sing for the Master, sing while you may;
Sing of his mercies given;
Song is the language of saints above,
Song if the breath of heaven. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #73

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >

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First Line: Work for the master work
Author: Philip P. Bliss

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Wondrous Love #73

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