Scripture Verse

You shall receive the reward of the inheritance, for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:24


Words: J. C. My­ers, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 116.

Music: C. Will­iam Roll­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know My­ers or Roll­er’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Bright the hours of morn­ing, when our hearts are strong;
As we toil for Je­sus, who hath loved us long;
We with joy­ful spir­its serve Him as we roam,
On toward His pa­lace, each day near­er home.


Working for Je­sus, hearts full of love,
Jesus is watch­ing, watch­ing above;
Waiting to help us when we are tired,
Ready e’er to shield us, close by His side.

All our cheer­ful service, all our songs of praise,
Be to Him who loved us, in our sin­ful days;
How we toil re­joic­ing, as His gen­tle hand
Leads His trust­ing child­ren home to fa­ther­land.


As the day advances, brighter to its close
Grows the way if ever hopes in Christ repose;
His blest word of promise, we are holding fast;
He will guide and keep us, safely till the last.