Scripture Verse

Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Introduction

Words: Ad­die L. Wy­man, in The Gos­pel Sing­er, ed­it­ed by Phil­ip Phil­lips (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lee & Walk­er, 1874), page 79, alt.

Music: Si­las J. Vail (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wy­man or Vail (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

There is never a way so narrow or short,
But the Master’s work is there;
There is something to do for His dear sake,
Or something to calmly bear.

Refrain

There is never a day, there is never a place,
But the Master’s work is there;
There is something to do for His dear sake,
Or something to calmly bear.

There are trials to meet with Christian faith,
And duties with Christian grace;
And there’s Christian sweetness to every one,
To be given in every place.

Refrain

Their working days are never so hard
Who find in Christ a stay;
And days of darkness are days of light
When Jesus leads the way.

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There are flowers down in the valley low,
And over the mountain side,
Which never were praised by a human voice
Nor by human eyes descried.

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Yet as sweet as the breath of the royal rose,
Is the perfume they exhale;
And why and where those flowers bloom,
The good Lord knoweth well.

Refrain