WITNESS, all men and angels now,
   Before the Lord we speak;
To Him we make our solemn vow,
    A vow we dare not break . . .
2  That, long as life itself shall last,
    Ourselves to Christ we yield;
Nor from His cause will we depart,
    Or ever quit the field.
3  We trust not in our native strength,
    But on His grace rely,
That, by His mighty power, the Lord
    Will all our need supply.
4  O guide our doubtful feet aright,
    And keep us in Thy ways;
And while we turn our vows to prayers,
    Turn Thou our prayers to praise.
Benjamin Beddome, 1717-95