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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.

Refrain:
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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