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637. Forth in Thy Name

1 Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labor to pursue.
Thee, only Thee, resolv’d to know,
In all I think, or speak, or do.
The task Thy wisdom hath assign’d,
Oh, let me cheerfully fulfill;
In all my works Thy presence find,
And prove Thy good and perfect will.

2 Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labor on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.
For Thee delightfully employ
Whate’er Thy bounteous grace hath giv’n;
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to heav’n.

Text Information
First Line: Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go
Title: Forth in Thy Name
Author: Charles Wesley (1749, abr.)
Publication Date: 1901
Meter: L. M. D.
Topic: Young People
Tune Information
Composer: S. M. Bixby
Meter: L. M. D.

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FORTH IN THY NAME, O LORD (United Methodist Hymnal 438)
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