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A Charge to Keep
Words by Charles Wesley
Music by Lowell Mason

1 Kings 2:3
"And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes,
and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses,
that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:"

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          A charge to keep I have,
          A God to glorify,
          A never-dying soul to save,
          And fit it for the sky.

          To serve the present age,
          My calling to fulfill -
          O may it all my powers engage
          To do my Master's will!

          Arm me with jealous care,
          As in Thy sight to live;
          And O Thy servant, Lord, prepare
          A strict account to give!


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