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If God succeed not all the cost And work




If God succeed not, all the cost
And pains to build the house are lost;
If God the city will not keep,
The watchful guards as well may sleep.


What if you rise before the sun,
And work and toil when day is done,
Careful and sparing eat your bread,
To shun that poverty you dread;


‘Tis all in vain, till God hath blest;
He can make rich, yet give us rest;
Children and friends are blessings too,
If God our sovereign make them so.


Happy the man, to whom he sends
Obedient children, faithful friends!
How sweet our daily comforts prove
When they are seasoned with his love!


---Alternative verses---


What though we rise before the sun,
And work and toil when day is done,
Careful and sparing eat your bread,
To shun that poverty you dread;


‘Tis all in vain, till God hath blest;
He can make rich, yet give us rest;
On God, our sovereign, still depends,
Our joy in children and in friends.


Happy the man, to whom he sends
Obedient children, faithful friends!
How sweet our daily comforts prove
Bestowed by his paternal love!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 127;
      MUSIC
      Name: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1790
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