Thrice happy souls, who born from heaven. P. Doddridge. [Walking with God.] This is No. 37 in the Doddridge manuscript in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "Of spending the day with God," from Prov. xxiii. 17, and dated "March 27, 1737." In J. Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 79, it was given with several changes in the text, and with the heading altered to "Walking with God; or, being in His fear all the day long." Proverbs xxiii. 17; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 93. This text again differs from both the above. That however in common use is from Orton. In the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 445, stanzas v., vi., iv. and iii., are given as, "Lord, we must labour, we must care." Both this and the text as in Orton are in several collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)