Scripture Verse

We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Ephesians 2:10


Words & Mu­sic: James R. Mur­ray, in Lit­tle Pil­grim Songs, ed­it­ed by Mrs. Wil­bur F. Crafts & Hu­bert P. Main (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1883), pag­es 38–39 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James R. Murray (1841–1905)


I need not go to India,
To China or Japan;
To work for Je­sus here at home
I’ll do the best I can;
I’ll tell of His great love for me,
And how I love Him, too,
And better far, I’ll show my love
In all that I may do.


We all may work for Je­sus,
Wherever we may be;
I’ll try to work for Je­sus,
Who did so much for me.

The little water drops come down
To make the flowers grow;
The little rivulets flow on
To bless where’er they go;
The little seeds make mighty trees,
To cool us with their shade,
If little things like these do good,
To try, I’m not afraid.


I’ll be a missionary now,
And work the best I may,
For if I want to work for God,
There surely is a way;
I’ll pray for those who cross the sea,
My offering, too, I’ll send,
And do all that is in my power,
This great bad world to mend.