1 Vain were all our toil and labor,
Did not God that labor bless;
Vain, without his grace and favor,
Every talent we possess.
2 Vainer still the hope of heaven,
That on human strength relies;
But to him shall help be given
Who in humble faith applies.
3 Seek we, then, the Lord's Anointed;
He shall grant us peace and rest:
Ne'er was suppliant disappointed,
Who through Christ his prayer addressed.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1066