476. 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 my inmost substance see,
and labour 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;

6 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 (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: LM
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:11-16; Colossians 3:17
Topic: Morning; Commitment; Discipleship (6 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SONG 34
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major



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