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Hymn score of: Cheerfully to work proceed - Our daily work (Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Cheerfully to work proceed - Our daily work
(Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Our daily work.

1. Cheerfully to work proceed,
  in God's hand, nor idle stand;
in the morning sow thy seed,
  nor at eve withhold thy hand.

2. Look not out for things remote;
  to the duty nigh at hand
all thy energy devote:
  they who reap, first sow the land.

3. Idleness to penury tends;
  diligence is greatly blessed;
when thy daily labour ends,
  welcome is the evening's rest.

4. What will fail, or what succeed
  man knows not until the end;
but on every virtuous deed
  blessing will, we know, attend.

5. To thy daily work proceed
  cheerfully at God's command;
in the morning sow thy seed,
  nor at eve withhold thy hand.

Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica II, 1864, 43.
Translated from the German Gehe hin in Gottes Namen - Zum Tagwerk
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.

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