TEach me, my God and King, In all things thee to see, And what I do in any thing, To do it as for thee: Not rudely, as a beast, To runne into an action; But still to make thee prepossest, And give it his perfection. A man that looks on glasse, On it may stay his eye; Or if he pleaseth, through it passe, And then the heavn espie. All may of thee partake: Nothing can be so mean, Which with his tincture (for thy sake) Will not grow bright and clean. A servant with this clause Makes drudgerie divine: Who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, Makes that and th action fine. This is the famous stone That turneth all to gold: For that which God doth touch and own Cannot for lesse be told.
Music: Words: verses 2-4 recast by John Wesley, 1738. Music: "Emmaus," Joseph Barnby, 1862.