136. A Charge to Keep I Have

1 A charge to keep I have,
A God to glorify,
A never-dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky.

2 To serve the present age,
My calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage,
To do my Master's will!

3 Arm me with jealous care,
As in Thy sight to live,
And O Thy servant, Lord, prepare,
A strict account to give!

4 Help me to watch and pray
And on Thyself rely,
And let me ne're my trust betray,
But press to realms on high.

Text Information
First Line: A charge to keep I have
Title: A Charge to Keep I Have
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Language: English; Latin
Publication Date: 1977
Topic: Missions
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Jackson, 1842-1914
Key: F Major or modal

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