1 The Christian life should ever be
Attended with due care;
That other's too should learn and see
What faithful christians are.
2 The christian should not act unwise,
But search that he may know
The way to gain the heav'nly prize
That Jesus will bestow.
3 What God on christians hath bestow'd,
Should never be abus'd;
But as the precious gifts of God
Be well applied and us'd.
4 But they should ever be employ'd
To learn the Saviour's ways;
And let each soul be edified,
By singing of his praise.
5 To thank the Lord and praise his name
Their hearts should be inclin'd,
And all their object and their theme,
To learn the Saviour's mind.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXXVII