Christian Worship Thou Shalt Love The Lord Thy God.

Thus shalt thou love the Almighty Lord,
With all thy heart, and soul, and mind:
So speaks to man that sacred word,
For counsel and reproof designed.

With all thy heart; no idol thing,
Though close around the heart it twine,
Its interposing shade must fling,
To darken that pure love of thine.

With all thy mind; each varied power,
Creative fancy, musings high,
And thoughts that glance behind, before,
These must religion sanctify.

With soul and strength; thy days of ease,
While vigor nerves each youthful limb,
And hope and joy, and health and peace,
All must be freely brought to him.