Scripture Verse

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17


Fanny Crosby

Words: D. Z. Ca­na­dy, ar­ranged by Fan­ny Cros­by, 1906, in Hall­owed Hymns, New and Old, by I. Al­lan San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1908), num­ber 6.

Music: D. Z. Can­a­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ca­na­dy’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Christian workers, hear again
The Master’s patient call,
Go ye forth and labor while ’tis day;
Work and sing together, till
The evening shadows fall,
Pray for those who perish far away.


Won’t you pray, won’t you pray,
For some loved one lost in sin’s dark way?
Won’t you pray, won’t you pray,
For some dear one who has gone astray.

Christian workers, onward now
And haste the lost to save,
Seek them on the mountain wild and cold;
Bring them out of bondage from
The dark abodes of sin,
Lead them to the Shepherd and the fold.


Christian workers, weary not,
Your labors will be blest,
Lift the royal standard while you may;
Tell the heavy laden that
In Jesus there is rest,
Bear the Gospel tidings far away.