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555. Teach me, my God and King

1 Teach me, my God and King,
In all things thee to see,
And what I do in anything,
To do it as for thee.

2 A man that looks on glass,
On it may stay his eye,
Or, if he pleaseth, through it pass,
And then the heav'n espy.

3 All may of thee partake:
Nothing can be so mean
Which with this motive, "For thy sake,"
Will not grow bright and clean.

4 This is the famous stone
That turneth all to gold;
For that which God doth touch and own
Cannot for less be told.


Text Information
First Line: Teach me, my God and King
Author: George Herbert (1633)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: S. M.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:23
Topic: Christian Life: Love for God; Christian Service; Common Duties and Things
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RHIW
Meter: S. M.
Key: F Major
Source: From A Students' Hymnal, University of Wales, 1923

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