Workman of God, oh, lose not heart

Workman of God, oh, lose not heart

Author: Frederick W. Faber (1849)
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1 Workman of God, oh, lose not heart,
But learn what God is like;
And in the darkest battle-field
Thou shalt know where to strike.

2 For blest is he who can divine
Where real right doth lie,
And dares to take the side that seems
Wrong to man's blindfold eye.

3 Oh, learn to scorn the praise of men;
Oh, learn to lose with God;
For Jesus won the world through shame,
And beckons thee this road.

4 For right is right, since God is God;
And right the day must win;
To doubt will be disloyalty
To falter would be sin.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #639

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: Workman of God, oh, lose not heart
Author: Frederick W. Faber (1849)
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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