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 1  The work is Thine, O Christ our Lord,

       The cause for which we stand;

    And being Thine, 'twill overcome

       Its foe on every hand.

    Yet grains of wheat, before they grow,

    Are buried in the earth below;

    All that is old doth perish there

    To form a life both new and fair:

    So too are we from self and sin made free.


 2  Through suff'ring Thou, O Christ, didst go

       Unto Thy throne above,

    And leadest now the selfsame way

       Those true in faith and love;

    So lead us, then, though suff'rings wait,

    To share Thy kingdom's heav'nly state;

    Thy death has broken Satan's might,

    And leads the faithful to the light;

    Eternal light, from darkness into light.


 3  Thou hast, O Savior, led the way

       Through agony and death;

    O give, we pray, yet more and more

       Thy Spirit's living breath!

    Send messengers o'er land and sea

    To bring Thy children all to Thee;

    Thy name can save, Thy name makes free;

    We consecrate ourselves to Thee

    As servants true, as warriors brave and true.