MY dear Redeemer and my Lord,
   I read my duty in Thy Word;
But in Thy life the law appears
Drawn out in living characters.
2  Such was Thy truth, and such Thy zeal,
Such deference to Thy Father’s will,
Such love, and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe and make them mine.
3  Cold mountains and the midnight air
Witnessed the fervour of Thy prayer;
The desert Thy temptations knew,
Thy conflict, and Thy victory too.
4  Be Thou my pattern; make me bear
More of Thy gracious image here;
Then God the Judge shall own my name
Amongst the followers of the Lamb.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748