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Work Is Sweet, for God Has BlestRev. Godfrey Thring (1823-1903)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
895Work is sweetAlexander S. Cooper (1835-1900)

1Work is sweet, for God has blest
Honest work with quiet rest;
Rest below, and rest above,
In the mansions of His love,
When the work of life is done,
When the battle’s fought and won.
2Work ye, then, while yet ’tis day,
Work, ye Christians, while ye may,
Work for all that’s great and good,
Working for your daily food,
Working whilst the golden hours,
Health, and strength, and youth, are yours.
3Working not alone for gold,
Work that may be bought and sold,
Not the work that worketh strife,
But the working of a life,
Careless both of good or ill,
If ye can but do His will.
4Working ere the day is gone,
Working till your work be done,
Not as traffickers at marts,
But as fitteth honest hearts,
Working till your spirits rest
With the spirits of the blest. Amen.
Exodus20:8-118 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Ephesians4:28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

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