Scripture Verse

There are those who scatter abroad, and yet increase more. Proverbs 11:24


Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam A. Og­den, in Mis­sion­ary Songs, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (New York: Lo­renz, 1880) (🔊 pdf nwc).

William A. Ogden (1841–1897)


Brightly, sweet­ly, toil­ing for the Mas­ter,
Go we forth with will­ing hands to do
Whatsoe’er to us He hath ap­point­ed,
Faithfully our mis­sion will pur­sue.


Toiling for Je­sus,
Joyfully we go; joy­ful­ly we go,
Toiling for Je­sus
In His vine­yard here be­low.

Gladly, sweet­ly, we will tell the sto­ry
Of His love to mor­tals here be­low;
Christ, the bright­ness of the Fa­ther’s glo­ry,
Freely here His bless­ing will be­stow.


Meekly, meek­ly toil­ing for the Mas­ter,
Walking faith­ful­ly the path He trod;
Leading wan­d’rers to the dear Re­deem­er,
Pointing sin­ners to the Lamb of God.