I have labored for thee, O sin

I have labored for thee, O sin

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [I have labored for thee, O sin]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I have labored for thee, O sin,
With energy, night and day,
Now what shall I have for my reward,
And what is my utmost pay?

Refrain:
“The wages of sin is death,”
All that is promised, you know,—
Nothing but death, eternal death,
Bitter remorse and woe.

2 But I’ve given my youth and strength,
My talents and time to thee,
I have bartered away my words of truth,
And nothing remains to me. [Refrain]

3 I have slighted the voice of God,
And stifled my conscience too;
I have done despite to the Spirit’s power,
In striving thy work to do. [Refrain]

4 I have severed the ties of earth,
And ruined my hopes of heaven,
And only for thee I’ve lived and toiled,
And now, what reward is given? [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #65

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

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Text Information

First Line: I have labored for thee, O sin
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Refrain First Line: The wages of sin is death

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