Work While It Is Today

Work while it is today!
This was our Saviour’s rule;
With willing minds let us obey,
As learners in His school.

Lord, Christ, we humbly ask
Of Thee the power and will,
With fear and meekness, every task,
Of duty to fulfill.

At home, by word and deed,
Adorn redeeming grace;
And sow abroad the precious seed
Of truth in every place:-

That thus the wilderness
May blossom like the rose,
And trees spring up of righteousness,
Where’er life’s river flows.

For thee our all to spend,
Still may we watch and pray,
And, persevering to the end,
Work while it is today.