C.M.S 4, H.C. 16, L.M (FE 23)
"Walk before Me and be thou
perfect" - Gen. 17:1
1. 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.
2. The task, Thy Wisdom hath assign’d
Oh let me cheerfully fulfil;
In all my works, Thy presence find,
And prove Thy good and prefect will.
3. Preserve me from my calling's snare
And hide my simple heart above
Above the thorns of checking care
The gilded baits of worldly love.
4. Thee may I set at my right hand;
Whose eyes my inmost substance see;
And labour on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.
5. Give me to bearThy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray;
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious day.
6. For Thee delightfully employ
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk withThee to heaven. Amen