To be a holy sacrifice

To be a holy sacrifice

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1 To be a holy sacrifice
Is what each christian ought,
As the Apostle testifies:
In action, word and thought.

2 The pow'r and faculties of mind,
And all the soul desires,
Must be to have the will resign'd
To all the Lord requires.

3 Each member of the body, should
Thus have their rule and guide,
To act and do the best they could,
Be ever more employ'd:

4 The heart must be within renew'd,
Endow'd with heav'nly grace;
Conform'd unto the living God
And all his righteous ways.

5 The world with all its great esteem,
Real christians won't pursue;
To serve the Lord is all their aim
As well as they can do.

6 The christian humble, low and meek
Will find establish'd rest;
They find such treasures as they seek
Which makes them truly bless'd.

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.) #XXXIV

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