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O it is hard to work for God To rise and




Oh, it is hard to work for God,
To rise and take His part
Upon this battlefield of earth,
And not sometimes lose heart!


He hides Himself so wondrously,
As though there were no God;
He is least seen when all the pow’rs
Of ill are most abroad.


Ah, God is other than we think,
His ways are far above,
Far beyond reason’s height,
and reached
Only by childlike love.


Workman of God! O lose not heart,
But learn what God is like,
And in the darkest battlefield
Thou shalt know where to strike.


Then learn to scorn
the praise of men,
And learn to lose with God;
For Jesus won
the world through shame,
And beckons thee His road.


Or he deserts us in the hour
The fight is all but lost;
And seems to leave us to ourselves
Just when we need him most.


It is not so, but so it looks;
And we lose courage then;
And doubts will come if God hath kept.
His promises to men.


For right is right, as God is God,
And right the day must win;
To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter were to sin.


---Alternative verses---


But right is right, since God is God;
And right the day must win;
To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1849
      Bible Refs: Ho 14:9;
      MUSIC
      Name: WOODSTOCK
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1829
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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