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1 That steward accus'd to his Lord,
Soon heard that solemn fatal word;
Come quickly give account to me:
Thou can'st no longer steward be.
2 Shew thy account and state thy case:
Thou shalt no longer keep that place--
My goods, to thee I can't intrust,
Since I do hear thou art unjust.
3 On earth as stewards we are plac'd,
Not to neglect, destroy, or waste;
The gifts and graces God doth give,
But to improve them while we live.
4 Before the Lord we must appear,
To answer for our steward-ships here;
We must account to God alone,
For all that we on earth have done.
5 Then let us seek and strive to know,
And humbly ask what we shall do;
To fit us for the time to come
When we must seek another home.
6 The text directs you very plain,
How to this home you may attain;
Pray notice well and understand
The great Jehovah's just command.
7 If you have riches less or more,
And there with help, the helpless poor--
Then may you ever hope to speed,
And find a home when you shall need.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXIV