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
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d452||That steward accused by his Lord||That steward accused by his Lord||1850|
|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||That steward accus'd to his Lord||That steward accus'd to his Lord||L. M.||Luke 16:1-9; Psalm 62||1816||Ninth Sunday after Trinity ||
|Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #233||That steward accused by his Lord||That steward accused by his Lord||Luke 16:1-9||1838||For the Gospels and Epistles ||