435. Grant me, O God, Thy guiding hand

1 Grant me, O God, Thy guiding hand,
And Thy sustaining grace,
That I this day with Thee may stand
Secure in every place;
I yield myself in love to Thee,
I choose Thy will as mine,
Desiring earnestly to be
A worthy child of Thine.

2 Help me to follow Christ, my Lord,
Through good report and ill,
To be obedient to His word
And His behests fulfil;
Help me to live for what is true,
To work for what is right;
May everything that I would do
Be pleasing in Thy sight.

3 Teach me to bear and murmur not,
To hope and never fear,
To be contented with my lot,
Howe'er it may appear;
Teach me to trust implicitly,
Whatever may befall,
And leave the issue unto Thee,
Whose care is over all.

4 My heavenly Father, hear the prayer
Which now to Thee I raise;
Assist me henceforth to declare
By word and deed Thy praise;
Give me Thy righteousness to know,
Thy perfect love to prove;
Thy will be done by me below
As it is done above.

Text Information
First Line: Grant me, O God, Thy guiding hand
Author: Dr. G. C. Workman, 1848
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Christian Life: Aspiration and Praise; Daily: Grace; Daily: Guidance
Tune Information
Composer: Dr. Herbert Sanders, 1879-
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: Dâ™­ Major

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