82. O that the Lord would guide my ways

O that the Lord would guide my ways
to keep his statutes still!
O that my God would grant me grace
to know and do his will!
Send down your Spirit, God, to write
your law upon my heart;
nor let my tongue indulge deceit,
nor act the liar's part.

No vanities should blind my eyes;
let no corrupt design,
nor covetous desires, arise
within this soul of mine.
I’ll guide my footsteps by your word,
and make my heart sincere;
let sin have no dominion, Lord,
but keep my conscience clear.

My steps have gone too far astray,
my feet too often slip;
but I have not forgot your way;
restore your wandering sheep.
Lord, help me walk in your commands;
a most delightful road;
nor let my head, or heart, or hands,
offend against my God.

Text Information
First Line: O that the Lord would guide my ways
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Source: Psalm 119, 11th Part, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Anne A. McNair (2013)
Meter: CMD
Key: f minor
Copyright: © 2013 Anne A. McNair

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