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

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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

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Wondrous Love #73

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