520. Teach me, my God and King

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1 Teach me, my God and King,
in all things thee to see;
and what I do in anything
to do it as for thee.

2 A man that looks on glass,
on it may stay his eye;
or, if he pleaseth, through it pass,
and then the heaven espy.

3 All may of thee partake;
nothing can be so mean
which, with this tincture, For thy sake,
will not grow bright and clean.

4 A servant with this clause
makes drudgery divine;
who sweeps a room, as for thy laws,
makes that and the action fine.

5 This is the famous stone
that turneth all to gold;
for that which God doth touch and own
cannot for less be told.

Text Information
First Line: Teach me, my God and King
Author: George Herbert, 1593-1633
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: General Hymns: Service and Witness
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: D Major
Source: Sandys' Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern, London, 1833; Arrangement: Editors of Hymns Ancient and Modern
Copyright: Arrangement © Hymns Ancient and Modern (admin. Hope Publishing. Co.)

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