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We build with fruitless cost, unless

We build with fruitless cost, unless

Tune: ST. BENEDICT (Parry)
Published in 15 hymnals

Full Text

1 We build with fruitless cost, unless
The Lord the pile sustain;
Unless the Lord the city keep,
The watchman wakes in vain.

2 In vain we rise before the day,
and late to rest repair,
Allow no respite to our toil,
And eat the bread of care.

3 Supplies of life, with ease to them,
H eon His saints bestows;
He crowns their labours with success,
Their nights with safe repose.



Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #322

Text Information

First Line: We build with fruitless cost, unless
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXXVIITextPage Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #277TextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d168
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #20cPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P127Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #322Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #322Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #322Page Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #102Page Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #322Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #282Page Scan
The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d410
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #322Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S102Page Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CXXVIIPage Scan



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