1 Son of the carpenter! receive
This humble work of mine,
Worth to my meanest labor give,
By joining it to thine.
2 Servant of all, to toil for man
Thou wouldst not, Lord, refuse;
Thy majesty did not disdain
To be employed for us.
3 Thy bright example I pursue,
To thee in all things rise;
And all I think or speak or do
Is but one sacrifice.
4 Careless through outward cares I go,
From all distraction free;
My hands are but engaged below,
My heart is still with thee.
5 Oh! when wilt thou, my life, appear?
How gladly would I cry--
'Tis done the work thou gav'st me here,
'Tis finished, Lord! and fly.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #602