Go with Jesus to thy task

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1 Go with Jesus to thy task,
All on Him dependeth;
Jesus, if thou wilt but ask,
Strength and courage lendeth.
Rise with Him at break of day,
Rest in Him while sleeping;
Walk with Jesus on thy way,
Happy in His keeping.

2 'Tis the proper time to pray
When from sleep awaking;
Ask Him then to be thy stay
In each undertaking;
He would guard thee day and night
As thy strong Defender,
Lest to Satan's guile and might
Thou shouldst e'er surrender.

3 So, with Jesus at thy side,
Let the foes be raging;
He is there, whate'er betide,
All thy fears assuaging.
Boldly take with Him thy stand,
All misgivings banish;
Trusting that at His command
All thine ills must vanish.

4 If thy task be thus begun
With the Savior's blessing,
Safely then thy course will run,
Naught thy soul distressing.
All good fortune will be thine
While on earth residing,
And for thee God's sun will shine
When in heav'n abiding.

5 Now, Lord Jesus, be to Thee
All my ways commended;
Deal Thou as Thou wilt with me
Till my course is ended.
To my task I gladly go,
In Thy love reposing.
Amen, yea, it shall be so,
Thus I say in closing.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #216

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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