Brethren Archive

Lead Me and Teach Me

by Inglis Fleming

Psalm 25:5

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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