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!
Source: Rejoice in the Lord #470
"0 that all the art might know Of living thus to Thee."
This is changed to— "O that all the world might know Of living, Lord to Thee."--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Rejoice in the Lord #470||Lo! I Come with Joy||Lo! I come with joy to do||LLANGEITHO||Charles Wesley||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||Luke 12:34; Luke 10:40-42; Matthew 6:20; Psalm 40:7-8; Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:16||1985||Biblical Characters | Mary and Martha; Jesus Christ | Master|
|The Cyber Hymnal #11504||Lo! I Come With Joy To Do||Lo! I come with joy to do||LLANGEITHO||Charles Wesley||188.8.131.52||<cite>Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ</cite>, 1747|