As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.@John 9:4
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Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

An­na B. War­ner, Way­fari­ng Hymns, Orig­in­al and Trans­lat­ed 1869.

Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anna B. Warner (1827–1915)

One day, while the child­ren in a Mis­sion Cha­pel were sing­ing One more day’s work for Je­sus, a wo­man pass­ing by stopped out­side to lis­ten. She went home with these words fixed in her mind.

The next day, as she was bend­ing ov­er the wash­tub, the words of the hymn came to her again and aroused the ques­tion, Have I ev­er done one day’s work for Jesus in all my life?

That marked the turn­ing point. There and then she be­gan to work for Christ. She washed the clothes for Je­sus, cleaned the house for Je­sus, ad­min­is­tered the needs of her fam­i­ly for Je­sus.

A new light came into her life; and at the close of that day she could sing with a dif­fer­ent feel­ing and new en­thu­si­asm: “One more day’s work for Jes­us; How sweet the work has been.”

Sankey, p. 210

One more day’s work for Jesus,
One less of life for me!
But Heav’n is nearer,
And Christ is clearer
Than yesterday, to me.
His love and light
Fill all my soul tonight.

Refrain

One more day’s work for Jesus,
One more day’s work for Jesus,
One more day’s work for Jesus,
One less of life for me!

One more day’s work for Jesus!
How sweet the work has been,
To tell the story,
To show the glory,
Where Christ’s flock enters in!
How it did shine
In this poor heart of mine.

Refrain

One more day’s work for Jesus!
O yes, a weary day;
But Heav’n shines clearer,
And rest comes nearer,
At each step of the way;
And Christ in all,
Before His face I fall.

Refrain

O blessèd work for Jesus!
O rest at Jesus’ feet!
There toil seems pleasure,
My wants are treasure,
And pain for Him is sweet.
Lord, if I may,
I’ll serve another day!

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