Teach me Thy way, O Lord; I will walk in Thy truth.@Psalm 86:11
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George Herbert (1593-1632)

George Herbert, The Temple 1633; verses 2-4 recast by John Wesley, 1738.

Emmaus Joseph Barnby, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

Teach me, my God and King,
In all things Thee to see,
And what I do in anything
To do it as for Thee.

A man that looks on glass,
On it may stay his eye;
Or if he pleaseth, through it pass,
And then the heaven espy.

To scorn the senses’ sway,
While still to Thee I tend:
In all I do be Thou the way,
In all be Thou the end.

All may of Thee partake;
Nothing so small can be
But draws, when acted for Thy sake,
Greatness and worth from Thee.

If done to obey Thy laws,
E’en servile labors shine;
Hallowed is toil, if this the cause,
The meanest work divine.

This is the famous stone
That turneth all to gold;
For that which God doth touch and own
Cannot for less be sold.