Facing a Task Unfinished…
Facing a task unfinished, That drives us to our knees
A need that, undiminished, Rebukes our slothful ease
We, who rejoice to know Thee, Renew before Thy throne
The solemn pledge we owe Thee, To go and make Thee known.
Where other lords beside Thee, Hold their unhindered sway,
Where forces that defied Thee, Defy Thee still today,
With none to heed their crying, For life, and love, and light,
Unnumbered souls are dying, And pass into the night.
We bear the torch that flaming, Fell from the hands of those
Who gave their lives proclaiming, That Jesus died and rose
Ours is the same commission, The same glad message ours
Fired by the same ambition, To Thee we yield our powers.
O Father who sustained them, O Spirit who inspired
Saviour, whose love constrained them, To toil with zeal untired
From cowardice defend us, From lethargy awake!Forth on Thine errands send us, To labour for Thy sake