Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-89 Meter: 18.104.22.168 Appears in 375 hymnals Matching Instances: 4 First Line: Go, labor on; spend and be spent Lyrics: 1 Go labor on; spend and be spent--
Your 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;
Your earthly loss is heavenly gain;
Men heed you, love you, praise you not?
The Master praises--what are men?
3 Go labor on, while it is day,
The world's dark night is hastening on;
Speed, speed your work, cast sloth away;
It is not thus that souls are won.
4 Men die in darkness at your side,
Without a hope to cheer the tomb;
Take up the torch and wave it wide,
The torch that lights time's thickest gloom.
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 wanderer to come in.
6 Toil on, and in your toil rejoice;
For toil comes rest, for exile home;
Soon shall you hear the Bridegroom's voice,
The midnight cry, "Behold, I come!"
Topics: The Church Social Concern Used With Tune: SONG 34
Go Labor On