Scripture Verse

Your work of faith, and labor of love. 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Introduction

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J. Henry Showalter
(1864–1947)

Words: George W. Lyon, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 96.

Music: Men­do­ci­no J. Hen­ry Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

More and better work for Jesus,
Is the burning cry today;
More of consecrated service,
More of seeking souls astray.

Refrain

Let us keep it on our banners,
Write it in our hearts with care,
More and better work for Jesus,
In each deed and song and prayer.

More and better work for Jesus,
More of lightening others’ cares,
More of gleaning for the Master,
More of plucking out the tares.

Refrain

More and better work for Jesus,
More of sacrifice of gain;
More of binding up the wounded,
More of balm to soothe their pain.

Refrain

More of kindness to the erring,
More of sympathy and love,
More of humble Christ-like living,
Will make earth like Heav’n above.

Refrain