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496. Go, labor on: spend, and be spent

1 Go, labor on: spend, and be spent,
Thy joy to do the Father's will;
It is the way the Master went;
Should not the servant tread it still?

2 Go, labor on: 'tis not for naught;
Thine earthly loss is heav'nly gain;
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not;
The Master praises:—what are men?

3 Go, labor on: enough while here
If he shall praise thee, if he deign
Thy willing heart to mark and cheer;
No toil for him shall be in vain.

4 Go, labor on while it is day:
The world's dark night is hast'ning on.
Speed, speed thy work, cast sloth away;
It is not thus that souls are won.

5 Toil on, faint not, keep watch and pray;
Be wise the erring soul to win;
Go forth into the world's highway,
Compel the wand'rer to come in.

6 Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice;
For toil comes rest, for exile home;
Soon shalt thou hear the Bridegroom's voice,
The midnight peal, "Behold, I come."

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Go, labor on: spend, and be spent
Author: Horatius Bonar (1843)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: John 9:4; Galatians 6:9
Topic: Christ: Bridegroom; Christ: Example of; Christian Life: Christian Service (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PENTECOST
Composer: William Boyd (1868)
Meter: L. M.
Key: A Major



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