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Facing A Task Unfinished

Frank Houghton

Verse 1
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

Verse 2
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 go to all the world with kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save but Jesus Christ The Lord

Verse 3
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

Verse 4
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