Hymn of the day

by Richard on June 17, 2012

Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour 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 find,
And prove thy good and perfect will.

Preserve me from my calling’s snare,
And hide my simple heart above,
Above the thorns of choking care,
The gilded baits of worldly love.

Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labour 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 day.

For thee delightfully employ
Whate’er thy bounteous grace hath giv’n;
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with thee to heav’n.

Charles Wesley

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Graham 06.20.12 at 5:28 pm

It might not be to everyone’s taste, but Graham Kendrick has updated this wonderful him a little and put it on his latest album. I think it’s superb and well worth a listen/ introducing to your congregation!


Graham 06.20.12 at 5:30 pm

oh, and I can spell hymn- stupid auto correct!

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