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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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?

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



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Joyful Sound #83

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

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Sacred Trio #253

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The Master's Praise #108

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The Sacred Trio #253

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