Son of the Living God!

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1 Son of the living God! thy hands
no human toil disdained;
an earthly father's wise commands
thy daily work ordained.

2 Son of the carpenter, receive
this humble work of mine;
worth to my meqanest labor give,
by joining it to thine.

3 End of my ev'ry action thou,
in all things thee I see;
accept my hallowed labor now;
I do it unto thee.

4 Thy bright example I pursue,
to thee in all things rise;
may all I think, or speak, or do
be one great sacrifice.

5 Careless through outward cares I go,
from all distraction free;
my hands are but engaged below,
my heart is still with thee.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #240

Author (st. 1): Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Author (st. 2-5): Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Son of the living God! thy hands
Title: Son of the Living God!
Author (st. 1): Anonymous
Author (st. 2-5): Charles Wesley (1746)
Language: English


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