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He sat to watch o'er customs paid




He sat to watch
o’er customs paid,
A man of scorned
and hard’ning trade;
Alike the symbol and the tool
Of foreign masters’ hated rule.


But grace within
his breast had stirred;
There needed but
the timely word;
It came, true Lord
of souls! from Thee,
That royal summons,
“Follow me.”


Enough, when Thou
wert passing by
To hear Thy voice,
to meet Thine eye;
He rose, responsive
to the call,
And left his task,
his gains, his all.


O wise exchange!
with these to part
And lay up treasure
in Thy heart;
With twofold crown
of light to shine
Amid Thy servants’
foremost line!


Come, Savior, as in days of old;
Pass where the world
has strongest hold,
And faithless care
and selfish greed
Are thorns that choke
the holy seed.


Who keep Thy gifts,
O bid them claim
The steward’s,
not the owner’s name;
Who yield all up for Thy dear sake,
Let them of Matthew’s
wealth partake.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1889
      Bible Refs: Mt 10:3;
      MUSIC
      Name: WINCHESTER NEW
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1690,1847
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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