79. Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go

1 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go,
my daily labor to pursue;
thee, only thee, resolv'd to know,
in all I think or speak or do.

2 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.

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.

4 Thee I may I set at my right hand,
whose eyes my inmost substance see,
and labor on at thy command,
and offer all my works to thee.

5 Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
and ev'ry 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 giv'n.
and run my course with even joy,
and closely walk with thee to heav'n.

Text Information
First Line: Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
Title: Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go
Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Tune Information
Composer (melody and bass): Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major

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FORTH IN THY NAME, O LORD (United Methodist Hymnal 438)
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