Forth in Thy Name, O Lord I go,

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CGS No.: 
74

Verse 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.

Verse 2
The task Thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;
In all my works Thy presence find,
And prove Thy acceptable will.

Verse 3
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.

Verse 4
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.

Verse 5
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.

Verse 6
For Thee delightfully employ
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given,
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to Heaven.