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Let not thy hands be slack

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1 Let not thy hands be slack,
Live not in vain;
Out on life's lonely track
Men toil in pain.
Play thou a brother's part,
Strength, love and hope impart;
Bid thou the fainting heart
Look up again.

2 Let not thy hands be slack,
Grip thou thy Sword!
Why should'st thou courage lack?
Think of the Lord.
Did He not fight for thee?
Stronger than all is He,
And He thy strength will be,
Rest on His Word.

3 Let not thy hands be slack,
Haste to the fray!
Dream not of turning back;
Life is not play!
Gird thou thy armor on,
Fight till the battle's won,
Then shall thy Lord's "Well done,"
More than repay!

4 Let not thy hands be slack,
"Fear not! be strong!"
Cease not to make attack
On ev'ry wrong!
Press on for Truth and Right,
Hold high the Gospel Light,
Expel the dirge of night
With heaven's Song!

5 Let not thy hands be slack,
The days fly fast.
Lost moments come not back
From the dark past.
Then be not slack of hand!
Help thou the weak to stand!
To God and Fatherland
Give all thou hast!

Source: Songs of Service: for use in assemblies of young people and older boys and girls #46

Author: S. E. Burrow

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First Line: Let not thy hands be slack
Author: S. E. Burrow

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Treasury of Hymns, the Best-Loved Hymns, Carols ... #d137
American Church and Church School Hymnal #d172
American Church and Church School Hymnal #d172
American Student Hymnal #d164
Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #O63Page Scan
Exalt His Name #164
Fellowship Hymns #d147
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #402Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #548Page Scan
Hymnal for American Youth #216Page Scan
Inter-Church Hymnal #d201
Jehovah's Praise #d126
Men and Religion Songs #d50
Praise and Worship Hymns #185Audio
Songs of Service: for use in assemblies of young people and older boys and girls #46TextPage Scan
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d187
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d190
The Hymnal of Praise #350Page Scan
The New Hymnal of Praise #d183
The Student Hymnary #d183
Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #212Page Scan



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