Working and Waiting

Working for the Master in the harvest field

Author: H. G. Jackson
Tune: [Working for the Master in the harvest field] (Nickle)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Working for the Master in the harvest field,
Pausing not for weariness or pain!
Joyful in His service, I the sickle wield,
Gath’ring precious sheaves of golden grain.

Working, working,
Working till the time of rest shall come;
Waiting, waiting,
Waiting till the Lord shall call me home.

2 Working in the vineyard, toiling for the Lord,
Faithfully from dawn to set of sun;
Sweet will be the resting, rich be my reward,
When to me my Lord shall say, “Well done.” [Refrain]

3 Waiting for the Master in the Bulah Land,
Waiting till the welcome summons come,
Bidding me cross over to the distant strand,
There to dwell with Him in bliss at home. [Refrain]

4 Waiting for the Master by the river’s side,
Waiting, watching for the boatman pale,
Who will safely bear me o’er the waters wide,
To the peaceful port within the veil. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #120

Author: H. G. Jackson

Born: January 1, 1838, Manchester, Indiana. Died: November 12, 1914. A Methodist minister, Jackson and his wife Alice spent many years as missionaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon their return to America, they lived in the River Forest/Oak Park area of Chicago, Illinois. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Working for the Master in the harvest field
Title: Working and Waiting
Author: H. G. Jackson
Copyright: Public Domain



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