Author: Lucie E. Campbell, 1885-1963 Hymnal: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #785 (2012) Meter: 10.10.10.8 with refrain Hymnal Title: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) First Line: If when you give the best of your service Refrain First Line: Oh, when I come to the end of my journey Lyrics: 1 If when you give the best of your service,
Telling the world that the Savior is come;
Be not dismayed when men don't believe you;
He understands; and say, "Well done."
Oh, when I come to the end of my journey,
Weary of life and the battle is won;
Carrying the staff and the cross of redemption,
He'll understand, and say, "Well done."
2 Misunderstood, the Savior of sinners,
Hung on the cross; he was God's only Son;
Oh! hear him call his Father in heav'n,
"Not my will, but thine be done." [Refrain]
3 If when this life of labor is ended,
And the reward of the race you have run;
Oh! the sweet rest prepared for faithful,
Will be his blest and final "Well done." [Refrain]
4 But if you try and fail in your trying,
Hands sore and scarred from the work you've begun;
Take up your cross, run quickly to meet him;
He'll understand; he'll say, "Well done." [Refrain] Topics: All Souls November 2nd; Service; Rest; Redemption; Eternal Life; Death; Cross; Courage; Commitment; Funeral Sacraments; Witness Scripture: Matthew 25:32 Tune Title: WELL DONE
He Understands; He'll Say, "Well Done"