Before the Throne
No Other Name
Good Good Father
Maker and Sustainer of all things,
Day and night are yours,
heaven and earth declare your glory;
but I, a creature of your power and bounty,
have sinned against you by resisting
the dictates of conscience,
the demands of your law,
the calls of your gospel;
yet I live under the dispensation of a given hope.
Deliver me from worldly dispositions,
for I am born from above and bound for glory.
May I view and long after holiness
as the beauty and dignity of the soul.
Let me never slumber, never lose my assurance,
never fail to wear armor
when passing through enemy land.
Fit me for every scene and circumstance;
Stay my mind upon you
and turn my trials to blessings,
that they may draw out my gratitude and praise
as I see their design and effects.
Render my obedience to your will holy,
natural, and delightful.
Rectify all my principles by clear, consistent,
and influential views of divine truth.
Let me never undervalue
or neglect any part of thy revealed will.
May I duly regard the doctrine
and practice of the gospel,
prizing its commands as well as its promises.
Sanctify me in every relation, office,
transaction and condition of life,
that if I prosper I may not be unduly exalted,
if I suffer I may not be over-sorrowful.
Balance my mind in all varying circumstances
and help me to cultivate a disposition
that renders every duty a spiritual privilege.
Thus may I be content,
be a glory to you
and an example to others.