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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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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

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Elmhurst Hymnal #O63

Exalt His Name #164

Fellowship Hymns #d147

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #402

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #548

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Hymnal for American Youth #216

Inter-Church Hymnal #d201

Jehovah's Praise #d126

Men and Religion Songs #d50

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Praise and Worship Hymns #185

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Songs of Service #46

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d187

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d190

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The Hymnal of Praise #350

The New Hymnal of Praise #d183

The Student Hymnary #d183

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #212

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