Work, O work, for Jesus

Representative Text

1 Work, oh work for Jesus; in his blessed service
There is room for all;
Something for the youngest, something for the oldest;
Who will heed his call?

Refrain:
Work, work for Jesus, heed the Master’s cry;
Work, work for Jesus, the hours are flitting by;
Broad the fields of harvest, see how white they lie;
Work, go work today.

2 Work, oh work for Jesus; tho’ it be in weakness,
Claim his mighty power;
He can give us counsel, give us faith and courage,
For each trying hour. [Refrain]

3 Work, oh work for Jesus, tho’ thy field of labor
Small and humble be;
There, until the Master bids thee “come up higher,”
Serve him patiently. [Refrain]

4 Work, oh work for Jesus, for each faithful servant
His reward shall share;
Happy, happy entrance to the Royal Palace,
Crowns of glory there! [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #83

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Work, O work, for Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
TextAudioPage Scan

Joyful Sound #83

Page Scan

Riches of Grace a Collection of New Songs and Standard Hymns #90

Page Scan

Sacred Trio #253

Page Scan

The Master's Praise #108

Page Scan

The Sacred Trio #253

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.