Scripture Verse

Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. James 1:25

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas E. Mc­Dou­gall, in The Sil­ver Spray, by W. How­ard Doane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1868), num­ber 140.

Music: Áv­i­la Will­iam F. Sher­win, Sel. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 31 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William F. Sherwin
(1826–1888)

Lyrics

Oh, come and work for Jesus,
With cheerful hearts and true,
And tell the love of Jesus,
Who bled and died for you;
Oh, come and work for Jesus,
In sunshine or in rain;
The seed you sow for Jesus
Shall not be sown in vain.

Come, let us work for Jesus,
By faith and earnest prayer;
The little ones in Jesus
Should claim our constant care;
Come, let us work for Jesus,
For hearts are bleeding sore,
While ’neath the wings of Jesus
There’s healing evermore.

Come, let us work for Jesus,
We’ve many jewels rare
To gather yet for Jesus,
Who shall their luster wear;
Then let us work for Jesus
Before the sun goes down;
We’ve hearts to win for Jesus
Ere we can wear a crown.