What a work to do for Jesus

What a work to do for Jesus

Author: Burgess A. Parke
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1. What a work to do for Jesus!
Work for you and work for me,
Work for all who trust His merit,
All who would His glory see;
Though we fill a lowly station,
And our talent be but small,
Though we are but young disciples,
We must heed the Savior’s call.

2. What a work to do for Jesus
And the perishing around,
Souls that by His blood are ransomed,
Telling them the joyful sound!
Oh, the lost and dying millions,
Wandering from God astray,
You and I may help to lead them,
In the straight and narrow way.

3. What a work to do for Jesus,
Work for heart and hand and brain!
Sowing aye, beside all waters,
Precious seeds of golden grain;
Going forth in life’s glad morning,
Happy with the Master’s love,
And at eve returning, laden
For the Welcome Home above.

4. Oh, the sacred inspiration,
Blest each heart by grace made free,
From the cross and from the garden,
This I freely do for Thee!
Can our lips be dumb in silence,
All unmoved by Love’s bequest?
Can we close our eyes in slumber?
Can we fold our hands to rest?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7619

Author: Burgess A. Parke

Born: Circa 1835, Litchfield, New York. Died: Au­gust 30, 1901, at his son’s home in New­ark, New York. He and his wife Je­nette were killed in a train wreck on the North­ern Cen­tral Rail­road be­tween Fair­ville and Zur­ich, New York. They had been re­turn­ing home from a week’s out­ing at their sum­mer cot­tage at Lake Bluff, So­dus Point, on Lake On­tar­io. Buried: Wil­low Ave­nue Cem­e­te­ry, New­a­rk, New York. Son of abo­li­tion­ist Seth Bur­gess, Parke at­tend­ed Hamil­ton College, and taught ma­the­ma­tics there for a while. He served at the East Mex­i­co Pres­by­ter­i­an Church ("Old Pra­tham"), Os­we­go Coun­ty, New York; in East Den­nis, Mas­s­achu­setts; Dux­bu­ry, Ma… Go to person page >

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Author: Burgess A. Parke


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