Do Something for Jesus

Representative Text

1 You ought to do something for Jesus,
You ought to do something today;
If you can give help to the needy,
Why should you one moment delay?

Chorus:
Do something for Jesus, do something today;
The Master is calling, oh, hasten away;
Some soul may be perishing while you delay;
Do something for Jesus today.

2 "The pestilence walketh in darkness,
Destruction is wasting at noon;"
And souls will be wreck'd in life's tempest,
Unless you can rescue them soon. [Chorus]

3 There are "sick and in prison" to visit,
And children to guide unto God;
Kind words and kind deeds to be scattered,
And sorrowful paths to be trod. [Chorus]

4 The gospel must go to all nations
There's sowing and reaping to do;
And fields that are white unto harvest,
Have need now, my brother, for you. [Chorus]

5 You ought to do something for Jesus,
And quickly, ere daylight grows dim;
Your Saviour has died to redeem you--
Oh, won't you do something for him? [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #13

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You ought to do something for Jesus
Title: Do Something for Jesus
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Do something for Jesus

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The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d449

The Golden Sheaf #d111

The New Golden Sheaf #d235

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