638. O Thou who hast, in every age

1 O Thou who hast, in every age,
Thy trusting people safely led,
On us, who in Thy work engage,
Thy Spirit's guiding influence shed.

2 As moon and stars their beams unite,
To gild and gladden every zone,
So blend Thy word and works their light,
To make Thy grace and glory known.

3 On those who sow in youthful minds
The seeds of harvests yet to be,
Bestow the living faith, which binds
The heart in loyal love to Thee.

4 Protect our youth from every foe,
And lead in paths of truth and peace;
As they in age and knowledge grow,
May faith and holiness increase

5 So to Thy Church, in wisdom taught,
May men of nobler life be given;
Until, by holy deed and thought,
This world is lifted nearer heaven.

Text Information
First Line: O Thou who hast, in every age
Author: Dr. E. H. Dewart, 1828-1903
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Students, prayer for; Education; Seasons and Occasions (5 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: From "Easy Music for Church Choirs," 1853

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