Go, labor on your hands are weak

Go, labor on your hands are weak

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: COURT STREET
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Go labor on; your hands are weak,
Your knees are faint, your soul cast down;
Yet falter not; the prize you seek
Is near,--a kingdom and a crown!

2 Go, labor on, while it is day;
The world's dark night is hastening on:
Speed, speed thy work,--cast sloth away!
For thus it is that souls are won.

3 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.

4 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.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #431

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go, labor on your hands are weak
Author: Horatius Bonar

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #431

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #278

Temple Chimes #d72

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #409

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #441

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d284

Worship in the School Room #d41

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