O Son of Man, Thou Madest Known

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1 O Son of Man, Thou madest known,
Through quiet work in shop and home,
The sacredness of common things,
The chance of life that each day brings.

2 O Workman true, may we fulfill
In daily life Thy Father’s will;
In duty’s call, Thy call we hear
To fuller life through work sincere.

3 Thou Master Workman, grant us grace
The challenge of our tasks to face;
By loyal scorn of second best,
By effort true, to meet each test.

4 And thus we pray in deed and word,
Thy kingdom come on earth, O Lord;
In work that gives effect to prayer,
Thy purpose for Thy world we share.

Amen.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #128

Author: Milton S. Littlefield

Born: August 21, 1864, New York City. Died: June 12, 1934, Corona, Long Island, New York. Littlefield attended Johns Hopkins University and the Union Theological Seminary, and was ordained a Presbyterian minister. His works include: Hymns of Worship and Service for the Sunday School The School Hymnal, 1921 Hymnal for Young People, 1927 Hymns of the Christian Life (New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, posthumously printed in 1937) Sources: Erickson, p. 336 Hughes, pp. 473-74 McCutchan, p. 58 © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime/tch)  Go to person page >

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