584. Go, Labor On

1 Go, labor on: spend, and be spent,
your joy to do the Father's will;
it is the way the Master went;
should not the servant tread it still?

2 Go, labor on: 'tis not for naught;
your earthly loss is heav'nly gain;
men heed you, love you, praise you not;
the Master praises - what are men?

3 Go, labor on: enough while here
if he shall praise you, if he deign
your willing heart to mark and cheer:
no toil for him shall be in vain.

4 Go, labor on while it is day:
the world's dark night is hast'ning on.
Speed, speed your work, cast sloth away;
it is not thus that souls are won.

5 Toil on, faint not, keep watch and pray;
be wise the erring soul to win;
go forth into the world's highway,
compel the wand'rer to come in.

6 Toil on, and in your toil rejoice;
for toil comes rest, for exile home;
Soon shall you hear the Bridegroom's voice,
the midnight peal, "Behold, I come."

Text Information
First Line: Go, labor on
Title: Go, Labor On
Author: Horatius Bonar (1843; Mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: John 9:4; Galatians 6:9
Topic: The Christian Life: Christian Service; Christ: Bridegroom; Christ: Example of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Boyd (1868)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major

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