Lead Me and Teach Me
Speak to me, Saviour, Master, Lord,
In gracious words and clear,
In tender accents or in grave,
But make Thy servant hear.
’Tis not in man, O Lord, to guide,
Or to direct his way,
I need Thy wisdom and Thy light,
Instructing day by day.
The path is difficult and dark,
If Thou be not with me;
Give me Thy presence—darkness then
And difficulties flee.
Thy will is right, whate’er it be,
Wherever it may lead,
Teach me to tread the way that’s best,
By mountain or by mead.
’Tis not for long, the toilsome way
Trends towards the eternal rest,
The home of love and light and song,
The mansions of the blest.
Keep Thou my hand in Thine until
The Father’s house I see,
Till like Thee, with Thee, there I dwell
For all eternity.
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