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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