1 Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labor to pursue,
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know
In all I think or speak or do.
2 The task Thy wisdom has assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;
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 inmost substance see,
And labor on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.
4 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
And ev'ry 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 giv’n,
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to heav’n.
|First Line:||Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go|
|Title:||Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go|
|Author:||Charles Wesley, 1707-88|
|Topic:||Close of Service|
|Notes:||Alternate Tune: WINCHESTER NEW (# 405)|
|Composer:||Barry L. Bobb, b. 1951|
|Copyright:||© 1981, 1982 Barry L. Bobb|
|FORTH IN THY NAME, O LORD (United Methodist Hymnal 438)|
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