416. Forth in Your Name, O Christ

1 Forth in your name, O Christ, we go,
our daily labour to pursue,
you, only you, resolved to know
in all we think, or speak, or do.

2 The task your wisdom has assigned
here let us cheerfully fulfil;
in all our works your presence find,
and prove your good and perfect will.

3 You may we set at our right hand,
whose eyes our inmost secrets view,
and labour on at your command
and offer all our works to you.

4 Help us to bear your easy yoke,
in every moment watch and pray,
and still to things eternal look,
and hasten to that glorious day.

5 Then with delight may we employ
all that your bounteous grace has given,
and run our earthly course with joy,
and closely walk with you to heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Forth in your name, O Christ, we go
Title: Forth in Your Name, O Christ
Author: Charles Wesley (1749, alt.)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church at Worship: Closing and Evening Hymns; liturgical: Closing Songs; Christian Perfecction (27 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Schumann (1839, adapt.)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Key: G Major

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