Witness, ye men and angels! now,
Before the Lord we speak;
To him we make our solemn vow,
A vow we dare not break; --
2 That, long as life itself shall last,
Ourselves to Christ we yield;
Nor from his cause will we depart,
Or even quit the field.
3 We trust not in our native strength,
But on his grace rely;
That, with returning wants, the Lord
Will all our need supply.
4 Oh! guide our doubtful feet aright,
And keep us in thy ways;
And, while we turn our vows to prayers,
Turn thou our prayers to praise.
Benjamin Beddome, 1790.