235. Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

1 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour to pursue;
Thee, only thee, resolved to know,
In all I think or speak or do.

2 The task thy wisdom hath assigned
O let me cheerfully fulfil;
In all my works thy presence find,
And prove thy good and perfect will.

3 Preserve me from my calling's snare,
And hide my simple heart above,
Above the thorns of choking care,
The gilded baits of worldly love.

4 Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labor on at thy command,
And offer all my works to thee.

5 Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray,
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to thy glorious day;

5 For thee delightfully employ
Whate’er thy bounteous grace hath given,
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with thee to heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Times and Seasons: Morning
Tune Information
Name: SONG 34 (ANGELS' SONG)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625
Meter: LM
Key: F Major



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