869. With the Lord Begin Your Task

1 With the Lord begin your task;
Jesus will direct it.
For His aid and counsel ask;
Jesus will perfect it.
Ev'ry morn with Jesus rise,
And, when day is ended,
In His name then close your eyes;
Be to Him commended.

2 Let each day begin with prayer,
Praise, and adoration.
On the Lord cast ev'ry care;
He is your salvation.
Morning, evening, and at night
Jesus will be near you,
Save you from the tempter's might,
With His presence cheer you.

3 With your Savior at your side,
Foes need not alarm you;
In His promises confide,
And no ill can harm you.
All your trust and hope repose
In the mighty Master,
Who in wisdom truly knows
How to stem disaster.

4 If your task be thus begun
With the Savior's blessing,
Safely then your course will run,
Toward the promise pressing.
Good will follow ev'rywhere
While you here must wander;
You at last the joy will share
In the mansions yonder.

5 Thus, Lord Jesus, ev'ry task
Be to You commended;
May Your will be done, I ask,
Until life is ended.
Jesus, in Your name begun
Be the day's endeavor;
Grant that it may well be done
To Your praise forever.

Text Information
First Line: With the Lord begin your task
Title: With the Lord Begin Your Task
Translator: W. Gustave Polack, 189-1950
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: Colossians 3:17; Psalm 5:3; Psalm 5:11-12; Psalm 55:22
Topic: Beginning of Service
Source: Morgen- und Abend-segen, Waldenburg, 1734
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Peter Frank, 1616-75
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)