We thank thee for thy unspeakable gift.
Thy Son is our only refuge, foundation, hope, confidence;
We depend upon his death,
rest in his righteousness,
desire to bear his image;
May his glory fill our minds,
his love reign in our affections,
his cross inflame us with ardour.
Let us as Christians fill our various situations in life,
escape the snares to which they expose us,
discharge the duties that arise from our circumstances,
enjoy with moderation their advantages,
improve with diligence their usefulness,
And may every place and company we are in be benefited by us.
The line "Let us as Christians fill our various situations in life," particularly caught my gaze, that "every place and company we are in be benefited by us." Beautiful. A helpful thing to bring to mind while travelling through the day. And it reminded me of this...I have thought about this subject before.