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]
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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?

“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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