If duty calls, and suffering, too,
My Lord! I’d follow Thee;
As Thou hast done, so would I do,
As Thou art, would I be.
With zeal inflamed, ’twas Thy delight
To do Thy Father’s will;
May the same zeal my soul excite
Thy precepts to fulfill.
Meekness, humility, and love
Did through Thy conduct shine;
O may my whole deportment prove
A copy, Lord! of Thine.
Depending on Thy sovereign grace,
I’ll tread the heavenly road;
With willing mind Thy footsteps trace,
And climb to Thine abode.
O let me run the Christian race
With diligence and speed!
God’s word, His Spirit, and His grace,
Do all to duty lead.
Did Jesus leave the realms of bliss
To save from sin and hell?
A love so wonderful as this
Calls for a glowing zeal.