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,
oh, let me cheerfully fulfil;
in all my works thy presence find,
and prove thy good and perfect will.
3 Thee may I set at my right hand,
whose eyes mine in-most substance see,
and labour on at thy command,
and offer all my works to thee.
4 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 has given;
and run my course with even joy,
and closely walk with thee to heaven.
|First Line:||Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1707-1788)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 2:2; 1 Timothy 6:17-18; 2 Peter 3:12; Colossians 3:23; Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 12:1; Luke 5:5; Matthew 11:29-30; Matthew 26:41; Psalm 16:8; Psalm 104:23; Psalm 139:16; Romans 12:2|
|Topic:||Our Response to Christ: In Discipleship; Joy; Work and Leisure|
|Notes:||An alternative tune WARRINGTON is found at 470|
|Composer:||William Davies (b. 1921)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||© William Davies|
|FORTH IN THY NAME, O LORD (United Methodist Hymnal 438)|
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