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Hymn score of: Lord, give me light to do thy work - Light for work (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Lord, give me light to do thy work - Light for work
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Light for work.

1. Lord, give me light to do thy work;
  for only, Lord, from thee
can come the light, by which these eyes
  the way of work can see.
In plainest things I daily err,
  when walking in the light
the wisdom of this world affords,
  however fair and bright. (PDF - Midi)

2. In word, in plan, and deed I err,
  when busiest in thy work;
beneath the simplest forms of truth
  the subtlest errors lurk.
The way is narrow, often dark,
  with lights and shadows strewn;
I wander oft, and think it thine,
  when walking on my own.

3. Yet pleasant is the work for thee,
  and pleasant is the way;
but, Lord, the world is dark, and I
  all prone to go astray.
Oh send me light to do thy work!
  More light, more wisdom give!
Then shall I work thy work indeed,
  while on thine earth I live.

4. So shall success be mine, in spite
  of feebleness in me;
beyond all disappointment then
  and failure I shall be.
The work is thine, not mine, O Lord;
  it is thy race we run;
give light, and then shall all I do
  be well and truly done.

Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 74-75.

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