500. Go, Labor On; Spend, and Be Spent

1 Go, labor 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, labor on; 'tis not for naught;
Thy earthly loss is heav'nly gain:
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not;
The Master praises: what are men?

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

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: Go, labor on; spend, and be spent
Title: Go, Labor On; Spend, and Be Spent
Author: Horatius Bonar (1843)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1974
Scripture: ;
Topic: Soul Winning
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: C Major
Source: Thomas Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789

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