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367 "Always abounding in the work of the Lord.” Imf"WORK, while it is to-day!”
And sow abroad the precious sccd
Of truth in every place.
4 cres That thus the wilderness
May blossom like the rose,
And trees spring up of righteousness
Where'er life's river flows.
5 mf For Thee our all to spend,
Still may we watch and pray, mf At home, by word and deed,
And, persevering to the end,
f"Work while it is to-day." Amen.
“Who loved me, and gave Himself for me." P SAVIOUR! Thy dying love 3 mf Give me a faithful heartThou gavest me,
Likeness to Theespres Nor should I aught withhold,
That each departing day
Henceforth may see mf In love my soul would bow,
Some work of love begun,
Some deed of kindness done,
mf Something for Thee. ? P At the blest mercy-seat,
4 f All that I am and havePleading for me,
Thy gifts so free fres My feeble faith looks up,
In joy, in grief, through lifc,
O Lord, for Thee ! mf Help me the cross to bear,
And when Thy face I see,
My ransomed soul shall be,
Through all eternity,
Something for Thee. Amen.
'Go, work to day in My vineyard."
f COME, labour on!
While all around him waves the golden grain,
Go, work to-day?"
f Come, labour on!
To young and old the Gospel-gladness bear :
The night draws nigh.
No arm so weak but may do service here:
His righteous will.
While the long shadows o'er our pathway lie,
f“ Servants, well done!'
Blessèd are those who to the end endure ;
P O Lord, with Thee ! Amen.
372 " Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when He cometh, shall find
watching.' I mf YE servants of the Lord,
3 mf Watch ! 'tis your Lord's commacd; Each in his office wait,
And, while we speak, He's near: Observant of His heavenly word mf Mark the first signal of His hand, p And watchful at His gate.
And ready all appear. 2 f Let all your lamps be bright, 4 cres Oh, happy servant he, And trim the golden flame;
In such a posture found ! Gird up your loins, as in His sight, He shall his Lord with rapture see, p For awful is His name.
And be with honour crowned.
With His own royal hand;
Amid the angelic band. Amen.
"If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him." I mf OH, what, if we are Christ's, 3 mf Bright is their glory now, Is earthly shame or loss?
Boundless their joy above, Bright shall the crown of glory be, Where, on the bosom of their God, When we have borne the cross.
They rest in perfect love. 2 p Keen was the trial once,
4 mf Lord, may that grace be ours, Bitter the cup of woe, [blood, Like them in faith to bear When martyred saints, baptized in All that of sorrow, grief, or pain Christ's sufferings shared below. May be our portion here.
5 mf Enough, if Thou at last
The word of blessing give,