Father, Lead Me Day by Day

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1 Father, lead me day by day,
Ever in Thine own good way;
Teach me to be pure and true,
Show me what I ought to do.

2 When in danger, make me brave;
Make me know that Thou canst save;
Keep me safely by Thy side;
Let me in Thy love abide.

3 When I’m tempted to do wrong,
Make me steadfast, wise, and strong;
And when all alone I stand,
Shield me with Thy mighty hand.

4 May I do the good I know,
Serving gladly here below;
Then at last go home to Thee,
Evermore Thine own to be.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #555

Author: John Page Hopps

Hopps, John Page, was born in London, Nov. 6, 1834, and educated at the G. Baptist College, Leicester. Commencing public work in 1856, after a brief ministry at Hugglescote and Ibstock, in Leicestershire, he became colleague with George Dawson at the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham. From 1860 to 1876 he ministered to Unitarian congregations at Sheffield, Dukinfield, and Glasgow. Since 1876 he has preached in Leicester. Mr. Hopps has published many books and pamphlets, chiefly volumes of Sermons and Lectures. Most of his smaller works are controversial. In 1863 he commenced a monthly periodical called The Truthseeker. He has compiled the following hymnbooks for Congregational, Mission, or School purposes:— (1) Hymns for Public Worship… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, lead me day by day
Title: Father, Lead Me Day by Day
Author: John Page Hopps (1877)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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