Scripture Verse

Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4


Words: L. B. Ken­yon, 1896. Ap­peared in The Gol­den Sheaf (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1902), num­ber 96.

Music: Ma­bel E. Place (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ken­yon or Place’s full name, or where to get their pho­tos, would you ?


A call to loyal workers
Is sounding o’er the land;
Awake! Arise! the time is short,
The Lord, He is at hand!
Take up the cross for Jesus,
On Him fix heart and eyes,
Then in His grace sufficient
Press forward to the prize.


Awake! loyal worker,
To the work while you may;
In God’s name to conquer,
He’s calling today.

The prize is life eternal,
With Jesus crucified;
’Twas on the cross in agony
For us He bled and died;
Then, workers, look to Jesus,
For help to overcome,
And then in that fair morning
He’ll say to thee, Well done.


Come, workers, look around you,
The Master calls today;
Whate’er thy hand shall find to do,
Haste, now the call obey!
Bear nobly all for Jesus,
And in His strength abide,
Then blessèd be the efforts
To win for Him a bride.


O loyal be to Jesus,
In word and thought and deed;
Then grandly will the work go on,
Where workers sow the seed;
Thro’ Christ our blessèd master,
We vict’ry shall attain;
Then in that morn so soon,
We’ll reap the golden grain.