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Lo! I Come With Joy To Do

Charles Wesley

7Then said I, Lo, I come:
in the volume of the book it is written of me,
8I delight to do thy will, O my God:
yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 40:7-8 KJV

Lo! I come with joy to do
The Master’s blessèd will;
Him in outward works pursue,
And serve His pleasure still;
Faithful to my Lord’s commands,
I still would choose the better part,
Serve with careful Martha’s hands,
And loving Mary’s heart.

Careful without care I am,
Nor feel my happy toil,
Kept in peace by Jesu’s name,
Supported by His smile;
Joyful thus my faith to show,
I find His service my reward;
Every work I do below,
I do it to the Lord.1

Thou, O Lord, in tender love
Dost all my burdens bear,
Lift my heart to things above,
And fix it ever there!
Calm on tumult’s wheel I sit,
Midst busy multitudes alone,
Sweetly waiting at Thy feet,
Till all Thy will be done.

Thou, O Lord, my portion art,
Before I hence remove!
Now my treasure and my heart
Are all laid up above;
Far above all earthly things,
While yet my hands are here employed,
Sees my soul the King of kings,
And freely talks with God.

O that all the world might know
Of living thus to Thee!
Find their heaven begun below,
And here Thy glory see!
Walk in all the works prepared
By Thee, to exercise their grace,
Till they gain their full reward,
And see Thy glorious face!


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  1. Thomas Cook draws from the leading line of this stanza in Soul Rest.
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