Do something today

You're longing to work for the Master

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [You’re longing to work for the Master]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 You’re longing to work for the Master,
Yet waiting for something to do;
You fancy the future is holding
Some wonderful mission for you;
But while you are waiting the moments
Are rapidly passing away;
O brother, awake from your dreaming,
Do something for Jesus today.

Do something, do something,
Do something for Jesus today;
O brother, the moments are passing,
Do something for Jesus today.

2 Go rescue that wandering brother
Who sinks ‘neath his burden of woe,
A single kind action may save him,
If love and compassion you show;
Don’t shrink from the vilest about you,
If you can but lead them from sin;
For this is the grandest of missions,—
Lost souls for the Master to win. [Refrain]

3 Go sing happy songs of rejoicing
With those who no sorrows have known;
Go weep with the heart-broken mourner,
Go comfort eh sad and the lone;
From pitfalls and snares of the tempter
Go rescue the thoughtless and wild;
Go win from pale lips a ‘God bless you,’
Go brighten the life of a child. [Refrain]

4 O never, my brother, stand waiting,
Be willing to do what you can;
The humblest service is needed,
To fill out the Father’s great plan;
Be earning your stars of rejoicing
While earth-life is passing away;
Win someone to meet you in glory,—
Do something for Jesus today. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #120

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

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First Line: You're longing to work for the Master
Title: Do something today
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith



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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #430Page Scan
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Standard Revival Songs, and Bible Readings #d68
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #120Page Scan
Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s120Page Scan
The Canadian Hymnal #d435
The Canadian Hymnal #d439
The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #198Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #430Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #109Page Scan
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc. #100Page Scan
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