Working, watching, praying

Go forth, go forth for Jesus now

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Go forth! Go forth for Jesus now] (Fithian)
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Go forth, Go forth for Jesus now,
Be working! Be watching!
The Lord Himself will teach you how
To watch and pray.
‘Tis not for thee thy field to choose,
No work He gives must thou refuse,
Be working! Be watching! Be praying!

Go forth to work, to watch, to pray!
‘Tis Jesus who call thee,
The harvest waits for thee today,
Go bring in sheaves for God!

2 Go forth, Go forth to all the world!
Oh, stay not! Delay not,
But let Love’s banner be unfurl’d,
And grace be told;
O let redeeming love be sung,
A song of joy on ev’ry tongue!
Be working! Be watching! Be praying! [Refrain]

3 Go forth, Let heart and hand be strong!
Be working! Be watching!
O stay the mighty pow’r of wrong
Where’er ye may!
Equipped with love and strength divine,
The victory is surely thine,
Be working! Be watching! Be praying! [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #138

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go forth, go forth for Jesus now
Title: Working, watching, praying
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Go forth to work



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