Godliness

Thy beauty, love and courage,
Thy sweetness and Thy Grace
Shall be my sweetest carol
Until I see Thy face.

Thy Love, O Christ, constrains me
To keep on keeping on,
Exemplifying ever
Thine Incarnation:–

Daily taking up my cross,
Daily following Thee,
Bearing grief and gain and loss
Right up to Calvary.

When Paradise I enter,
See Thy Beloved Face,
Thy love shall still constrain me
To speed Thy work of grace;
Unwearied and unfettered,
From dawn to setting sun,
I’ll tell that old, old story,
Thine Incarnation.
–Arthur W. Beall

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Knowing I’ll never pass this way again,
Oh, Lord, help me not to walk this way in vain.
Let footprints behind me remind them of You,
Let others find Thee in all that I do.
Turn thoughts to Jesus when hearing my name,
Oh, Lord GODLINESS

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Collects from the First Prayer Book of Edward VI
Almighty God, which doest make the minds of all faithful men to be of one will: grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou doest promise, that among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, which knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking: we beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities, and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.