The work is thine, O Christ
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The work is thine, O Christ our Lord,
the cause for which we stand,
and being thine, 'twill overcome
its foes 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.
Through suffering thou, O Christ, didst go
unto thy throne above,
and leadest now the self-same way
those true in faith and love.
So lead us, then, though sufferings wait,
to share thy kingdom's heavenly state.
Thy death has broken Satan's might,
and leads the faithful to the light,
eternal light, from darkness into light.
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 over 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 workers brave and true.
Preiswerk (Sts. 1,2), Felician von Zaremba (St. 3), Die
Sach' ist dein;
tr. Julius H. Horstmann, Christian Hymns, 1908
Tune: J. Michael
Haydn, 18th c., Hier liegt vor
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Sach' ist Dein, Herr Jesus Christ," arranged by Bodo Saborowski.
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