9824. If Duty Calls

1 If duty calls, and suffering, too,
My Lord! I’d follow Thee;
As Thou hast done, so would I do,
As Thou art, would I be.

2 With zeal inflamed, ’twas Thy delight
To do Thy Father’s will;
May the same zeal my soul excite
Thy precepts to fulfill.

3 Meekness, humility, and love
Did through Thy conduct shine;
O may my whole deportment prove
A copy, Lord! of Thine.

4 Depending on Thy sovereign grace,
I’ll tread the heavenly road;
With willing mind Thy footsteps trace,
And climb to Thine abode.

5 O let me run the Christian race
With diligence and speed!
God’s word, His Spirit, and His grace,
Do all to duty lead.

6 Did Jesus leave the realms of bliss
To save from sin and hell?
A love so wonderful as this
Calls for a glowing zeal.

Text Information
First Line: If duty calls, and suffering, too
Title: If Duty Calls
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: APOSTLES
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1864)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns by Charles Kemble (London: John F. Shaw, 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain



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