Scripture Verse

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Introduction

portrait
Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Words: 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.

Music: D. Z. Can­a­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ca­na­dy’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

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.

Refrain