Two Little Hands

I've two little hands to work for Jesus

Author: W. A. Ogden
Tune: [I've two little hands to work for Jesus]
Published in 67 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 I've two little hands to work for Jesus,
One little tongue his praise to tell,
Two little ears to hear his counsel,
One little voice a song to swell.

Lord, we come, Lord, we come,
In our childhood's early morning,
Lord, we come, Lord, we come,
Come to learn of thee.

2 I've two little feet to tread the pathway
Up to the heav'nly courts above;
Two little eyes to read the Bible,
Telling of Jesus' wondrous love. [Chorus]

3 I've one little heart to give to Jesus,
One little soul for him to save,
One little life for his dear service,
One little self that he must have. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #251

Author: W. A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've two little hands to work for Jesus
Title: Two Little Hands
Author: W. A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, we come, Lord we come
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8943
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Small Church Music #6946
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Instances (1 - 67 of 67)
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Beginner and Primary Songs #142

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Calvary's Praises #207

Choruses of Calvary #d26

Christ in Song #d282

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Christ in Song #251

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #300

Crowning Theme; Nos. 1 and 2 combined #d65

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Diadems #172

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Glad Songs #27

Gospel Light #d133

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Grace and Glory #14

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Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #158

Great Songs of the Church #598

Happy Songs for Boys and Girls #d32

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #204

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #204

Infant Songs #d13

Infant Songs #d13

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Jewels for Juniors #66

Junior Hymns #d58

Lasting Songs #d68

Let Youth Praise Him #d54

Let Youth Praise Him. 2nd ed. #d41

Love and Praise #d69

Majestic Hymns #d117

Missionary Melodies #d19

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #123

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Ocean Grove Christian Songs #123

Popular Hymns #d111

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d94

Popular Hymns Revised #d121

Popular Hymns #d117

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Primary Songs #35

Primary Songs for the Primary Class in the Sunday School. Rev.ed. #d35

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Primary Songs No. 2 #59

Rainbow Songs #d55

Sabbath Songs for Tiny Tots #d29

Service Songs #d117

Silver Gems in Song #d50


Small Church Music #6946

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Songs for Young People #145

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Songs of Cheer for Children #45

Songs of Devotion and Praise #d80

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Songs of Glory-Land #50

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Songs of Grace and Glory #356

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Sunny Songs for Little Folks Number One #57

Telegrams #d56

The Call to Praise #d53

The Call to Praise, a Hymnal for Children's Division #d46


The Cyber Hymnal #8943

The Herald #d93

The Junior Star #d19

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The King of Glory #204

The Morning Light #d51

The Morning Light, Enlarged #d67

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The Popular Hymnal #269

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #186

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d88

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #321

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The World Evangel #176


Timeless Truths #815

Treasury of Song #d148

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #81

Vacation Bible School; Primary, Books 1 and 2 #d7

Winning Voices Combined #d77

World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d108

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