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 fulfil,
In all my works Thy presence find,
And prove Thy acceptable will.
Preserve me from my calling’s snare,
And hide my sample heart above,
Above the thorns of choking care
He gilded baits of worldly love.
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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.
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 heaven.