Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

O God, who workest hitherto

Representative Text

1. O God, who workest hitherto,
Working in all we see,
Fain we would be, and bear, and do,
As best it pleaseth Thee.

2. The toil of brain, or heart, or hand,
Is man’s appointed lot;
He who Thy call can understand
Will work, and murmur not.

3. Where’er Thou sendest we will go,
Nor any question ask,
And what Thou biddest we will do,
Whatever be the task.

4. Our skill of hand and strength of limb
Are not our own, but Thine;
We link them to the work of Him
Who made all life divine.

5. Our brother-friend, Thy holy Son,
Shared all our lot and strife;
And nobly will our work be done
If molded by His life.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4941

Author: Thomas W. Freckelton

Freckelton, Thomas Wesley, b. 1827. Minister of Unity Church, Islington. His hymn, "The toil of brain, or heart, or hand" (Christian Service), is in J. P. Hopp’s Collection, 1877 and in Horder's Congregational Hymnal, 1884. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, who workest hitherto
Author: Thomas W. Freckelton (1884: v. 2 arr.)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

O God, Who workest hitherto. This, in the American Pilgrim Hymns l, 1904, begins with st. iii. of T. W. Freckelton's hymn, "The toil of brain, or heart, or hand," p, 1196, i,, as in Horder's Congregational Hymns , 1884. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4941
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4941

Include 32 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements