Forth in Thy Name, O Lord
Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labor to pursue;
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know
In all I
think or speak or do.
The task Thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;
In all my works Thy presence
And prove Thy good and perfect will.
Preserve me from my calling’s snare,
And hide my simple heart
Above the thorns of choking care,
The gilded baits of worldly love.
Thee may I set at my right
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labor on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.
Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray,
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious
For Thee delightfully employ
Whate’er Thy bounteous grace hath giv’n;
And run my course with even
And closely walk with Thee to Heav’n.
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