“Man’s Chief End is to Glorify God.”   Leave a comment

Above:  Seal of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983), My Great-Grandfather’s Denomination

FYI:  “Lux lucet in tenebris” is Latin for “The light shines in the darkness.”

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All I have here, Father, take it,

Make thy praise my highest aim;

If I’ve talent, Father, make it

Work some honor to Thy name.

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May not idleness abuse it,

But a zealous spirit lend;

Yet forbid that I should use it

For a low and menial end.

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Fearful is the charge intrusted,

Much I know Thou wilt require,

And if Thou shouldst find it rusted,

How shall I escape Thine ire?

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Or if used in fortune’s chase,

Or of fame–but fleeting foam–

We’ll dread Thine awful face

When in vengeance Thou shalt come.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.

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