I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.@3 John 4
Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume II, number 811.

Meribah Lowell Mason, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Jesus, to me the joy impart,
Which fills a faithful pastor’s heart
While I my children see
Walk as the heirs to joys above,
Walk in the truth of holy love,
And genuine piety.

Then would I cheerfully resign
My soul into the hands divine
And sing, at my release,
Now lettest Thou Thy servant, Lord,
Depart, according to Thy Word,
In everlasting peace.