Christian Worship The Christian’s Resolve.

Ah wretched souls, who strive in vain,
Slaves to the world, and slaves to sin!
A nobler toil may I sustain,
A nobler satisfaction win.

May I resolve, with all my heart,
With all my powers, to serve the Lord;
Nor from his precepts e’er depart,
Whose service is a rich reward.

Be this the purpose of my soul,
My solemn, my determined choice,
To yield to his supreme control,
And in his kind commands rejoice.

O may I never faint nor tire,
Nor, wandering, leave his sacred ways;
Great God! accept my soul’s desire,
And give me strength to live thy praise.