With the Lord Begin Thy Task

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1 With the Lord begin your task;
Jesus will direct it.
For his aid and counsel ask;
Jesus will perfect it.
Ev'ry morn with Jesus rise,
And, when day is ended,
In his name then close your eyes;
Be to him commended.

2 Let each day begin with prayer,
Praise, and adoration.
On the Lord cast ev'ry care;
He is your salvation.
Morning, evening, and at night
Jesus will be near you,
Save you from the tempter's might,
With his presence cheer you.

3 With your Savior at your side,
Foes need not alarm you;
In his promises confide,
And no ill can harm you.
All your trust and hope repose
In the mighty master,
Who in wisdom truly knows
How to stem disaster.

4 If your task be thus begun
With the Savior's blessing,
Safely then your course will run,
Toward the promise pressing.
Good will follow ev'rywhere
While you here must wander;
You at last the joy will share
In the mansions yonder.

Source: Lutheran Worship #483

Translator: W. G. Polack

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First Line: With the Lord begin thy task
Title: With the Lord Begin Thy Task
German Title: Fang dein Werk mit Jesu an
Translator: W. G. Polack
Source: Morgen-und Abend-segen, Waldenburg, 1734
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1937 Concordia Publishing House



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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #478
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #82
Lutheran Service Book #869
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