Forth in Thy Name, O Lord I go,

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    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.