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To be sung at WORK.

I.
1 SON of the Carpenter, receive
2 This humble Work of mine;
3 Worth to my meanest Labour give,
4 By joining it to thine.
II.
5 Servant of all, to toil for Man
6 Thou wou'dst not, LORD, refuse:
7 Thy Majesty did not disdain
8 To be employ'd for us.
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III.
9 Thy bright Example I pursue
10 To Thee in all things rise,
11 And all I think, or speak, or do,
12 Is one great Sacrifice.
IV.
13 Careless thro' outwards Cares I go,
14 From all Distraction free:
15 My Hands are but engag'd below,
16 My Heart is still with Thee.
V.
17 O when wilt Thou my Life appear!
18 How gladly would I cry:
19 'Tis done, the Work thou gav'st one here,
20 'Tis finish'd LORD and die.

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Title (in Source Edition): To be sung at WORK.
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Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 193-194. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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