|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|