1 Lo! I come with joy to do the Master's blessed will,
him in outward works pursue, and serve his pleasure still;
faithful to my Lord's commands, I still would choose the better part,
serve with careful Martha's hands, and loving Mary's heart.
2 Thou, O Lord, my portion art, before I hence remove;
now my treasure and my heart are all laid up above,
far above all earthly things, while yet my hands are here employed,
sees my soul the King of kings, and freely talks with God.
3 O that all might know the art of living thus to thee,
find their heav'n begun below, and here thy glory see,
walk in all the works prepared by thee, to exercise their grace,
till they gain their full reward, and see thy glorious face!
|First Line:||Lo! I come with joy to do|
|Title:||Lo! I Come with Joy|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1747)|
|Topic:||Biblical Characters: Mary and Martha; Jesus Christ: Master|
|Source:||Welsh tune, 1839 (anon.)|