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Hymn for Labour Weekend

In Hymns on October 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Hymn for Labour Weekend

Celebrate the workers’ witness,
Sing of labourers on the land;
Hands and minds that meet in making,
God’s creative work expand.

God who rested on the Sabbath,
Modelling balance, peace and play;
In our re-creation bless us,
While we sleep, relax and pray.

Through our forebears’ perseverance
In reclaiming days of rest,
For the families still in struggle
God of justice, aid our quest.

Yours is every power, production,
Yours is every work worthwhile,
God, in you human endeavour
Seeks to share and rest awhile.

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