Scripture Verse

Whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name…truly I tell you, will never lose his reward. Mark 9:41


Words: Ger­trude T. Clark, in Sun­shine: Songs for Sun­day Schools, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Meyer & Brother, 1895), num­ber 7.

Music: Will­iam A. Ogd­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clark (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Og­den,

William A. Ogden (1841–1897)


There’s work to do for the Mas­ter now!
To each one He doth call:
Go la­bor in My vine­yard ye,
For there is work for all!

Even a cup of wa­ter,
If giv­en in His name,
Hath its re­ward most sure­ly,
And God will bless the same.


Then work for the Mas­ter, work to­day!
Go la­bor faith­ful­ly while you may.

So many souls in the dark­ness are,
That ne’er of Christ have heard;
Go show to them the light of truth,
As found in God’s own Word;
Guide thou the wea­ry pil­grim,
Lest by the way He fall;
Haste with the word of com­fort,
For there is work for all.


If but a bro­ther­ly smile is shown,
Or but a help­ful word,
The an­gels round the throne of God
Will by the pow­er be stirred;
Then may we use our tal­ents,
Tho’ they be few and small;
Waste not the pre­cious mo­ments,
For there is work for all.