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1. Strength for to-day, Father, strength for to-day,
Strength to be holy, to walk in thy way;
Strength for the keeping my robes undefiled,
Strength to be humble, as seemeth thy child.
Strength for to-day, Father, strength for to-day;
Strength in our way against sin,
That when our city comes down from the skies
We may all enter in.
2. Strength in temptation to turn from the snare,
Strength to be constant and earnest in prayer;
Patient in well doing, faithful in heart;
Never, O Lord, from thy truth to depart. [Chorus]
3. Strength for the crosses thou giv'st me to bear,
Resting my heart on thy Fatherly care,
Trusting, although I may not understand;
Knowing that thou all my goings hast planned. [Chorus]
4. Strength to shun evil, to cleave to the right,
Strength that my rush-light burn clearly and bright,
Strength that I bring no reproach on thy name;
"Looking to Jesus," thy promise I claim. [Chorus]Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #126