With the Lord thy task begin

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1 With the Lord thy task begin:
Childlike faith in Him possessing,
Prospered only by His blessing,
Fight all sinful pride within:
With the Lord thy task begin,
With the Lord thy task begin.

2 With the Lord thy task begin:
Choosing Him to rule and guide thee;
Whether good or ill betide thee,
Thou art sure thy goal to win:
With the Lord thy task begin,
With the Lord thy task begin.

3 With the Lord thy task begin:
Courage He, thy Helper, lendeth;
Well the earthly labor endeth,
Wrought in God, and not in sin:
With the Lord thy task begin,
With the Lord thy task begin.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #646

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

Author: Christoph Christian Hohlfeldt

Hohlfeldt, Christoph Christian, was born Aug. 9, 1776, at Dresden. He became, in 1819, Advocate for the Poor (Armen-Advocat) at the Court of Appeal at Dresden, and died at Dresden, Aug. 7, 1849 (K. Goedeke's Grundriss, 1862 ff., iii. p. 183). His hymns appeared in his Harfenklänge, Dresden and Leipzig, 1823,1830 and 1836. The only one translation into English is:— Verlass mich nicht! 0 du, zu dem ioh flehe. Supplication. In his Harfenklänge, 1836, p. 244, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled "Prayer." Translated as:— Forsake me not! 0 Thou, my Lord, my light, by Mrs. J. P. Morgan, in the Christian Union, 1883. It is a translation of stanzas i., ii., v., and is given as No. 116 in Laudes Domini, New York, 1884. [Rev… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With the Lord thy task begin
Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Author: Christoph Christian Hohlfeldt
Copyright: Public Domain



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