Scripture Verse

I am Thy servant. Psalm 143:12


William S. Nickle (1853–1914)

Words: Will­iam Faw­cett, 1891. Com­pare Je­sus, and Shall It Ev­er Be.

Music: Fru­men­ti­us Will­iam S. Nick­le, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Faw­cett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus, and may I work for Thee,
A mor­tal man from sin set free,
A mor­tal man with short­en­ing days,
Permitted thus to work and praise?


I’ll work for Thee, I’ll work for Thee
Yes, dear­est Lord, I’ll work for Thee.

To work for Thee, the Morn­ing Star
That saw me lost, and from afar
Shed o’er my soul a light di­vine,
And com­fort­ed this heart of mine.


To work for Thee, my dear­est friend,
On whom my ev­ery hope de­pends;
Who washed away my earth­ly shame,
And gave to me a new, best name.


Yes, bless­èd Je­sus, yes I may
Go work for Thee through­out this day,
And all the joy or good I crave,
Is but some fall­en soul to save.


I’ll work for Thee, Thou bless­èd One,
Eternal God, eter­nal Son,
And boast, but ne­ver boast in vain,
I’ll work for Him who once was slain.