527. 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 fulfil;
Oh, 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 oh! Thy servant, Lord, prepare
A strict account to give.

4 Help me to watch and pray,
And on Thyself rely;
Assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.


Text Information
First Line: A charge to keep I have
Author: Charles Wesley (1762)
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Christians: Steadfastness of; Christians: Workers for Christ; Christian conflict (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: S. M.

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