Scripture Verse

The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 1, num­ber 788.

Music: Ado­wa Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Be it my only wisdom here,
To serve the Lord with filial fear,
With loving gratitude;
Superior sense may I display
By shunning every evil way,
And walking in the good.

O may I still from sin depart;
A wise and understanding heart,
Jesus, to me be given,
And let me through Thy Spirit know
To glorify my God below,
And find my way to Heaven.