Scripture Verse

Go work today in My vineyard. Matthew 21:28

Introduction

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Robert Lowry
1826–1899

Words: Lu­cy H. Wash­ing­ton, in Bright Jew­els, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), num­ber 20.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lucy H. Washington
1835–1913

Lyrics

There is work to do for Jesus,
Yes, a glorious work to do,
For a harvest fully ripened,
Rich and golden, lies in view;
With a prayer to God our Father,
Let us all the work pursue,
For our risen Lord is calling,
And the harvesters are few.

Refrain

Yes, there’s work to do for Jesus,
And the harvest is in view;
There’s a great work everywhere to do;
There is work to do for Jesus,
And the harvesters are few,
There’s enough work for all to do.

There is work to do for Jesus,
And we hear the Savior say,
Why art standing here so idle,
At the noontide on the way?
Even now I will accept thee,
With the rest thy wages pay;
Go and labor in My vineyard
Till the closing of the day.

Refrain

Yes, there’s work to do for Jesus;
Who will answer to the call?
See! the vintage is abundant,
There is work to do for all;
God commands that we should labor,
Tho’ the task our hearts appall;
For He claimeth our life service,
Till the shades of death shall fall.

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