FILL Thou my life, O Lord my God,
   In every part with praise,
That my whole being may proclaim
    Thy being and Thy ways.
2  Not for the lip of praise alone,
    Nor e’en the praising heart,
I ask, but for a life made up
    Of praise in every part.
3  Fill every part of me with praise:
    Let all my being speak
Of Thee and of Thy love, O Lord,
    Poor though I be and weak.
4  So shalt Thou, Lord, from me, e’en me,
    Receive the glory due;
And so shall I begin on earth
    The song for ever new.
5  So shall each fear, each fret, each care,
    Be turned into a song;
And every winding of the way
    His praises shall prolong.
6  So shall no part of day or night
    From sacredness be free;
But all my life, in every step,
    Be fellowship with Thee.
Horatius Bonar, 1808-89