1. A marvelous work has begun to come forth among all the children of men.
O ye that embark in the service of God, give heart, mind and strength unto him,
For prophets have spoken and angels have come to lift the world from sin,
That Christ may reign over all the earth and bless his gathered kin.
2. Those marvelous Saints who embraced this great work and shared it in lands far and near,
Who gave all their heart, mind, and strength to the Lord with wisdom and vision so clear,
Now stand as examples of virtue and faith, of souls prepared to hear,
Of knowledge sure, born of humble heart, and love that banished fear.
3. If we now desire to assist in this work and thrust in our sickle with might,
If we will embark in the service of God and harvest in fields that are white,
Our souls may receive the salvation of God—the fulness of his light,
That we may stand, free of sin and blame, God’s glory in our sight.
With faith in ev’ry footstep, we follow Christ, the Lord,
And filled with hope through his pure love, we sing with one accord.
Text and music: K. Newell Dayley, born 1939
© 1996 LDS. All rights reserved. This music may be copied for incidental noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.