Scripture Verse

Go work today in My vineyard. Matthew 21:28

Introduction

Words: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2 (Dall­as, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 163.

Music: Ru­a­pe­hu J. T. Gul­ledge, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Gul­ledge’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Anthony J. Showalter
(1858–1924)

Lyrics

We are toilers in the vineyard,
Working for the Lord each day,
And the Master cheers us ever
With His presence by the way.

Refrain

Toiling now, toiling now,
Working for the Lord on high;
Toiling now, toiling now,
Rest awaits us by and by.

We will pray while we are working,
For the power from above,
And for strength to do our duty,
Trusting in the Savior’s love.

Refrain

We will tell to all the story
Of the cross of Calvary,
How the Savior died to save us,
And from bondage set us free.

Refrain

Will you come and join our army,
Fighting ’neath the flag of Heav’n?
King Immanuel will save you—
For your soul His life was giv’n.

Refrain