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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. III. The Eighteenth Century: Addison to Blake
Christ Our Example
By Charles Wesley (1707–1788)
LAMB of God, I look to Thee;
Thou shalt my example be;
Thou art gentle, meek, and mild;
Thou wast once a little child.
Fain I would be as Thou art;        5
Give me Thy obedient heart!
Thou art pitiful and kind;
Let me have Thy loving mind!
Meek and lowly may I be;
Thou art all humility!        10
Let me to my betters bow;
Subject to Thy parents Thou.
Let me above all fulfil
God my heavenly Father’s will;
Never His good Spirit grieve;        15
Only to His glory live!
Thou didst live to God alone;
Thou didst never seek Thine own;
Thou Thyself didst never please;
God was all Thy happiness.        20
Loving Jesu, gentle Lamb,
In Thy gracious hands I am;
Make me, Saviour, what Thou art!
Live Thyself within my heart!
I shall then shew forth Thy praise;        25
Serve Thee all my happy days;
Then the world shall always see
Christ, the Holy Child, in me.

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