A charge to keep I have


A charge to keep I have,
a God to glorify,
a never-dying soul to save,
and fit it for the sky.

To serve the present age,
my calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage
to do my Master's will!

Arm me with jealous care,
as in thy sight to live,
and O, thy servant, Lord, prepare
a strict account to give!

Help me to watch and pray,
and on thyself rely;
assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.

Words: Charles Wesley, 1762

Music: Boylston, Galway

Meter: SM

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