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374: GO labour on; spend, and be spent

by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

sung to Whitburn midi score
by H. W. Baker (1821-1877)

1 GO labour on; spend, and be spent,
Thy joy to do the Father's will;
It is the way the Master went;
Should not the servant tread it still?

2 Go, labour on; 'tis not for nought;
Thy earthly loss is heavenly gain;
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not;
The Master praises --- what are men?

3 Go, labour on; your hands are weak,
Your knees are faint, your soul cast down;
Yet falter not; the prize you seek
Is near --- a kingdom and a crown.

4 Go, labour on while it is day:
The world's dark night is hastening on;
Speed, speed thy 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 wanderer to come in.

6 Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice;
For toil comes rest, for exile home;
Soon shalt thou hear the Bridegroom's voice,
At daybreak cry "Arise and Come!"

Alternative tunes (L.M.)

Arizona midi score
Brookfield midi score
Deep Harmony midi score
Duke Street midi score
Dusseldorf midi score
Federal Street midi score
Grateful Praise midi score
Hamburg midi score
Holley midi score
Hursley midi score
Living Springs midi score
Maryton midi score
Mendon midi score
Old Hundredth midi score
Pentecost midi score
Retreat midi score
Rockingham midi score
St. Clement midi score
Talis's Canon midi score
Vom Himmel Hoch midi score
Walton midi score
Wareham midi score
Warrington midi score
Woodworth midi score
Zephyr midi score