We build with fruitless cost, unless

We build with fruitless cost, unless

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

Representative 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

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A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXXVII

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A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #277

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d168

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #322

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

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #322

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #322

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #322

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