Advent Hymnals

795. SPEND AND BE SPENT

Christ in Song,

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;
Thine earthly loss is heav'nly gain:
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not:
The Master praises, what are men?

3.
Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice;
For toil comes rest; for exile, home;
Soon shalt thou hear the Bridegroom's voice,
The midnight peal:  "Behold, I come!"

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Title Spend And Be Spent
Key A Major
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First Line Go, labor on; spend and be spent
Author H. Bonar
Year 1908
Composer William Knapp
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Tune ALL SAINTS
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Chorus
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Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity; Children's Hymns
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