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 assigned
O let me cheerfully fulfil,
in all my works thy presence find,
and prove thy good and perfect will.
3 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.
4 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;
5 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.
|First Line:||Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go|
|Title:||Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1707-1788)|
|Scripture:||Micah 6:1-8; Matthew 6:24-34; Matthew 7:12-29; Matthew 11:16-19; Matthew 11:25-30; Matthew 13:44-46; Luke 9:18-27; Luke 12:32-40; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Philippians 3:4-16|
|Topic:||Call and Vocation; Discipleship; Dismissal(1 more...)|
|Composer (melody and bass):||Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Harm. The English Hymnal, 1906, alt.|