Scripture Verse

…as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. Ephesians 6:6


Rufus H. Cornelius

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 95.

Music: Ru­fus H. Cor­ne­li­us (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man or Cor­ne­li­us, would you ?

Johnson Oatman, Jr.


There’s a voice that calls for reapers,
Those who hear are surely blest;
’Tis the voice of Jesus calling,
Work for Him and do your best.


Do your best each day for Jesus,
By and by you will have rest;
But today He calls for reapers,
Work for Him and do your best.

Many souls now sit in darkness,
Many hearts are sore distressed;
Bring to them a ray of sunshine,
Work for Christ and do your best.


Like a dove perhaps some loved one
Now has flown from the home rest;
Where perchance some heart is breaking,
Go today and do your best.


When the shades of evening gather,
God will call you home to rest;
But today He needs your service,
Work for Him and do your best.