Servant of God Well Done

Servant of God Well Done Lyrics

Author: James Montgomery

1 “Servant of God, well done!
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy master’s joy.”

2 The voice at midnight came,
He started up to hear;
A mortal arrow pierced his frame;
He fell, but felt no fear.

3 His sword was in his hand,
Still warm with recent fight,
Ready that moment, at command,
Through rock and steel to smite.

4 Bent on such glorious toils,
The world to him was loss,
Yet all his trophies, all his spoils,
He hung upon the cross.

5 At midnight came the cry,
“To meet thy God prepare!”
He woke and caught his Captain’s eye,
Then strong in faith and prayer.

6 His spirit with a bound,
Left its encumbering clay;
His tent at sunrise on the ground,
A darkened ruin lay.

7 The pains of death are past,
Labor and sorrow cease;
And life’s long warfare closed at last,
His soul is found in peace.

8 Soldier of Christ, well done!
Praise be thy new employ;
And while eternal ages run
Rest in thy Savior’s joy.

Servant of God Well Done Hymn Story

“Servant of God Well Done” is a hymn that was composed by James Montgomery. This hymn was written in reference to a story about the Reverend Thomas Taylor.

Reverend Taylor, a Methodist preacher, preached a sermon on Sunday evening, October 14, 1861, in which he expressed the hope that he would die as an old soldier of Jesus Christ, with his sword in his hand.

The following morning, he was found dead in Bed. It is in response to this story that James Montgomery wrote this hymn which he titled, “The Christian Soldier”.

James Montgomery - Servant of God Well Done hymn writer
James Montgomery

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