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|O GOD, what offering shall I give
To Thee, the Lord of earth and skies?
My spirit, soul and flesh receive,
A holy, living sacrifice:
Small as it is, ’tis all my store;
More shouldst Thou have, if I had more.
|2||Send down Thy likeness from above,
And let this my adorning be;
Clothe me with wisdom, patience, love,
With lowliness and purity:
Than gold and pearls more precious far,
And brighter than the morning star.
|3||Arm me, Lord, with Thy Spirit’s might,
Since I am called by Thy great name;
In Thee let all my thoughts unite,
Of all my works be Thou the aim;
Thy love attend me all my days,
And my sole business be Thy praise.
|Joachim Lange, 1670-1744,
tr John Wesley, 1703-91