Christ My Song - 570
Finish thy work, the time is short - Finish thy work
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Finish thy work.
2. Yes, finish all thy work, then rest;
till then, till then, rest never;
the rest prepared for thee by God
is rest for ever.
3. Finish thy work, then wipe thy brow,
ungird thee from thy toil;
take breath, and from each weary limb
shake off the soil.
4. Finish thy work, then sit thee down
on some celestial hill,
and of its strength-reviving air
take thou thy fill.
5. Finish thy work, then go in peace,
life's battle fought and won;
hear from the throne the Master's voice,
"Well done, well done."
6. Finish thy work, then take thy harp,
give praise to God above;
sing a new song of thankful joy
and endless love.
7. Give thanks to him who held thee up
in all thy paths below,
who made thee faithful to the death,
and crowns thee now.
Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 4-5.