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 shall you hear the Bridegroom's voice,
the midnight cry, "Behold, I come."
Source: Hymns to the Living God #300
|First Line:||Go, labor on: spend and be spent|
|Author:||Horatius Bonar (1843)|
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #563||Go Labor On||Go labor on. spend and be spent||DEUS TUORUM MILITUM||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89||LM||1993||Evangelism ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #794||Go, labour on, spend, and be spent||Go, labour on, spend, and be spent||WILDERNESS||Horatius Bonar||1983|
|Hymns to the Living God #300||Go, Labor On||Go, labor on; spend, and be spent||SONG 34||Horatius Bonar||LM||2017||Commission ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #467||Go, labor on; spend and be spent||Go, labor on; spend and be spent||Horatius Bonar||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1937||Go, Labor On: Spend, and Be Spent||Go, labor on: spend, and be spent||PENTECOST||Horatius Bonar||LM||<cite>Songs for the Wilderness</cite>, 1843|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #584||Go, Labor On||Go, labor on||PENTECOST||Horatius Bonar||L.M.||John 9:4; Galatians 6:9||1990||The Christian Life | Christian Service; Christ | Bridegroom; Christ | Example of; Ministry | Ordinations|