Scripture Verse

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23–24

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Al­bert B. Simp­son, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert B. Simpson (1843–1919)

Lyrics

Search me, O God, search me and know my heart;
Try me and prove me in the hid­den part;
Cleanse me and make me holy, as Thou art,
And lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing.

Refrain

Lead me, lead me, lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing;
Keep me from the things that wi­ther and decay;
Give to me the things that can­not pass away,
And lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing.

Thou art the same to­day and yes­ter­day;
Oh, make Thy life in me the same al­way;
Take from my heart the things that pass away;
Lead, lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing.

Refrain

Take my poor heart and on­ly let me love
The things that a­lways shall abid­ing prove;
Bind all my heart­strings to the world above,
And lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing.

Refrain

Help me to lay my trea­sures up on high;
Teach me to seek my fu­ture in the sky;
Give me my por­tion yon­der by and by,
And lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing.

Refrain

Oh, let my work abide the test­ing day
That shall con­sume the stub­ble and the hay;
Oh, build my house up­on the rock, I pray,
And lead me in the way ev­er­last­ing.

Refrain