Pray without ceasing.@1 Thessalonians 5:17

D. Z. Canady, arranged by Fanny Crosby, 1906, in Hallowed Hymns, New and Old, by I. Allan Sankey (Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1908), number 6.

D. Z. Canady (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Christian workers, hear again the Master’s patient call,
Go ye forth and labor while ’tis day;
Work and sing together, till the evening shadows fall,
Pray for those who perish far away.

Refrain

Won’t you pray, won’t you pray,
For some loved one lost in sin’s dark way?
Won’t you pray, won’t you pray,
For some dear one who has gone astray.

Christian workers, onward now and haste the lost to save,
Seek them on the mountain wild and cold;
Bring them out of bondage, from the dark abodes of sin,
Lead them to the Shepherd and the fold.

Refrain

Christian workers, weary not, your labors will be blest,
Lift the royal standard while you may;
Tell the heavy laden that in Jesus there is rest,
Bear the Gospel tidings far away.

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