Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 7/14/52

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A charge to keep I have,
A God to glorify,
A never-dying soul to save
And fit it for the sky.

To serve the present age--
My calling to fulfill--
Oh, may it all my powers engage
To do my Master's will.

Help me to watch and pray
And on myself rely,
Assured if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.

Also found in Brown, Vol. III, #522, "A Charge to Keep."

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