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.
|First Line:||Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go|
|Title:||Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
|Scripture:||Genesis 5:24; Psalm 139:1; Mark 14:38; Matthew 11:30; Matthew 13:22; Romans 12:2; Philippians 1:10|
|Composer (melody and bass):||Orlando Gibbons (1623)|