CXXIX. Choosing the better part

1 Beset with snares on every hand,
In life’s uncertain path I stand:
Saviour divine, diffuse thy light,
To guide my doubtful footsteps right.

2 Engage this roving treacherous heart,
To fix on Mary's better part;
To scorn the trifles of a day,
For joys, that none can take away.

3 Then let the wildest storms arise:
Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,
But all my treasures with me bear.

4 If thou, my JESUS, still be nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
Secure, when mortal comforts flee,
To find ten thousand worlds in thee.

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First Line: Beset with snares on every hand
Title: Choosing the better part
Author: Doddridge
Publication Date: 1790
Meter: Long Metre
Topic: After Sermon
Language: English
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