Scripture Verse

For thy work shall be rewarded.@Jeremiah 31:16

Words: Mrs. N. A. Mon­tfort, 1896. Ap­peared in Fill­more’s Sun­day School Songs No. 1, ed­it­ed by Pal­mer Hart­sough & James H. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1898).

Music: Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frederick A. Fillmore
(1856–1925)

When the heart grows faint,
And the soul is weary,
Brother, work, watch, pray;
When the nights are long,
And the days are dreary,
Brother, work, watch, pray.

Refrain

Work, watch and pray;
Brother, bid the tempter flee;
When the heart is faint
And the life seems vain,
My brother, work, watch, pray.

When the way seems lost,
And the staff is broken,
Brother, work, watch, pray;
And the spirit yearns
For some kindly token,
Brother, work, watch, pray.

Refrain

For your work will bring
You the richest treasure,
Brother, work, watch, pray;
And your prayer’s reward
Is the sweetest pleasure,
Brother, work, watch, pray.

Refrain