Scripture Verse

Present yourself to God as…a workman. 2 Timothy 2:15


Frederick W. Faber (1814–1863)

Words: Fred­er­ick W. Fa­ber, Je­sus and Ma­ry 1849.

Music: Na­ti­vi­ty Hen­ry La­hee, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lahee (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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

Thrice blest is he to whom is giv’n
The in­stinct that can tell
That God is on the field, when He
Is most in­vi­si­ble.

Blest too is he who can di­vine
Where real right doth lie,
And dares to take the side that seems
Wrong to man’s blind­fold eye.

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.

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