Though lowly here our lot may beAuthor: William Gaskell
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1. Though lowly here our lot may be,
High work have we to do,
In faith and trust to follow Him
Whose lot was lowly, too.
2. Our lives, enriched with gentle thoughts
And loving deeds, may be
A stream that still the nobler grows,
The nearer to the sea.
3. To duty firm, to conscience true,
However tried and pressed,
In God’s clear sight high work we do,
If we but do our best.
4. Thus may we make the lowliest lot
With rays of glory bright;
Thus may we turn a crown of thorns
Into a crown of light.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6665
Though lowly here our lot may be. William Gaskell. [Work for God.] This is sometimes dated 1857, but Miss Gaskell (under date Sept. 21, 1906), while certain of her father's authorship, and thankfully recording that "many people have felt helped by it," is unable to say where or when it was first printed. It is in Miss E. Courtauld's Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, 1860, No. 422, and recently in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, Public School Hymn Book, 1903, Worship Song , 1905, and others. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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