Teach me Thy way, O Lord. Psalm 86:11
Words: William T. Matson, 1866.
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Teach me, O Lord, Thy holy way,
And give me an obedient mind;
That in Thy service I may find
My soul’s delight from day to day.
Guide me, O Savior, with Thy hand,
And so control my thoughts and deeds,
That I may tread the path which leads
Right onward to the blessèd land.
Help, me, O Savior, here to trace
The sacred footsteps Thou hast trod;
And, meekly walking with my God,
To grow in goodness, truth and grace.
Guard me, O Lord, that I may ne’er
Forsake the right, or do the wrong;
Against temptation make me strong,
And round me spread Thy sheltering care.
Bless me in every task, O Lord,
Begun, continued, done for Thee;
Fulfill Thy perfect work in me;
And Thine abounding grace afford.