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O Christian toil not for thyself

O Christian toil not for thyself

Author: T. M. Eastwood
Tune: [O Christian toil not for thyself]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Christian toil not for thyself,
Go share the life God gives,
Who lifts the load his brother bears
He only, truly lives.

Then let us seek to bless the world,
Our gifts and graces share,
Till deserts blossom like the rose,
And love smiles ev’rywhere.

2 The rose its fragrance abroad,
The spring the brook supplies,
The soul that does not others bless
Declines, decays and dies. [Refrain]

3 As God himself his love outpours,
And scatters mercies wide,
So man if he would Godlike be,
Must help on ev’ry side. [Refrain]

4 The world is full of wants and woes,
And hearts are often sad;
The music that God gives to us
Is ours to make men glad. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #71

Author: T. M. Eastwood

Early 20th Century We have little data on Eastwood, except that he was a minister in the Reformed Episcopal Church of England. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Christian toil not for thyself
Author: T. M. Eastwood
Refrain First Line: Then let us seek to bless the world


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Songs for All #71

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Songs of Love Divine #71

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