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46. A charge to keep I have

1 A charge to keep I have,
a God to glorify,
a never-dying soul to save,
and fit it for the sky.

2 To serve the present age,
my calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage
to do my Master's will!

3 Arm me with jealous care,
as in thy sight to live,
and oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare
a strict account to give!

4 Help me to watch and pray,
and on thyself rely,
assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.

Text Information
First Line: A charge to keep I have
Author: Charles Wesley
Publication Date: 1991
Language: English
Notes: A Charge to Keep I Have (United Methodist Hymnal #413)
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Key: C Major
Source: Harm. adapt from The Sacred Harp by Carlton R. Young
Copyright: Adapt. © 1991 Abingdon Press
Notes: Harmonization (Choral); Duplicate for choir members as desired

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