Scripture Verse

Go work today in My vineyard. Matthew 21:28


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)


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


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.


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.


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.