Go, labour on; spend, and be spent,

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    CGS No.: 
    445

    Verse 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?

    Verse 2
    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

    Verse 3
    Men die in darkness at your side,
    Without a hope to cheer the tomb:
    Take up the torch, and wave it wide,
    The torch that lights time's thickest gloom

    Verse 4
    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!