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Hymn score of: My Lord and God, whose gracious hand - Do thy duty faithfully (Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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My Lord and God, whose gracious hand - Do thy duty faithfully
(Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Do thy duty faithfully.

1. My Lord and God, whose gracious hand
  has led me hitherto,
whatever duty may command,
  O give me strength to do.

2. My duty is, all diligence
  to use, and promptness too,
and instantly the work commence
  I know I ought to do.

3. My duty is, that I be true
  and just to every man,
and that in all I have to do
  I do the best I can.

4. My duty! – let that ever be
  my aim from day to day;
nor in too many things let me
  throw time and strength away.

5. For should my fickle heart regard
  too many things, the one
that else were easy would be hard,
  the hard would ill be done.

6. Then help me, that from day to day,
  with busy hand and true,
the work appointed me I may
  unweariedly pursue.

7. O let my aim at all times be
  thy glory, Lord, and praise!
Let me in all acknowledge thee,
  and thou direct my ways.

Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica II, 1864, 35-36.
Translated from the German Mein Herr und Gott, des gute Hand - Richte dein Amt redlich aus
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.

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