1 That cause can never be lost nor stayed
which takes the course of what God has made,
and is not trusting in walls and towers
but slowly growing from seeds to flowers.
2 Each noble service that we have wrought
was first conceived as a fruitful thought;
each worthy cause with a future glorious
by quietly growing becomes victorious.
3 Thereby itself like a tree it shows:
that high it reaches, as deep it grows;
and, when the storms are its branches shaking,
it deeper root in the soil is taking.
4 Be then no more by a storm dismayed,
for by it the full grown seeds are laid;
and though the tree by its might it shatters,
what then, if thousands of seeds it scatters!
Source: Chalice Hymnal #604
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chalice Hymnal #604||That Cause Can Never Be Lost or Stayed||That cause can never be lost or stayed||OSTERGAARD||J. C. Aaberg; Kristian Ostergaard||99.10 10||1995||Life of Discipleship | Stewardship and Service; God's Church | Life of Discipleship: Stewardship and Service; Adversity | ; God: Providence | ; Service | ; Stewardship ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6513||That Cause Can Never Be Lost Nor Stayed||That cause can never be lost nor stayed||OSTERGAARD||Kristian Ostergaard, 1855-1931; Jens C. Aaberg, 1877-1970||188.8.131.52|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #264||That Cause Can Neither Be Lost nor Stayed||That cause can neither be lost nor stayed||[That cause can neither be lost nor stayed]||Kristian Ostergaard; J. C. Aaberg||184.108.40.206.||1996||Commitment | ; Service |||Danish|