Scripture Verse

Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments. Psalm 119:35

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
(1872–1962)

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, 1901. Ap­peared in Sun­day-School Hymns No. 1 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1903).

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kirkland (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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The Good Samaritan
Domenico Feti (1589–1623)

Lyrics

Father, make us loving, gentle, thoughtful, kind;
Fill us with Thy Spirit, make us of Thy mind.
Help us love each other, more and more each day,
Help us follow Jesus, in the narrow way.

Refrain

We would learn of Jesus,
Help us here below,
Follow in His footsteps,
Who hath loved us so.

Father, we would ever, live as in Thy sight;
Thou dost know our longings after what is right.
Fill our hearts with kindness as we onward go,
Teach us to be loving, Thou hast loved us so.

Refrain

Help us to remember, Thou art ever near;
Teach us lovingkindness, tenderness and cheer.
There is much of sorrow, in this world below;
Father, make us loving, Thou hast loved us so.

Refrain