|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|