Scripture Verse

Lord, be Thou my helper. Psalm 30:10


Words: El­la Wol­cott, in Gos­pel Hymns, by Phi­lip P. Bliss (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1874), page 21.

Music: Ti­ru­chi­rap­pal­li El­la Wol­cott, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Father, to Thee I come,
Owning how weak I am;
Grant Thy sustaining arm—
Lead me, I pray.

More of Thy love I’d have;
Nearer to Thee would live:
Earnest heart service give,
Day after day.

In the straight narrow path,
Thou bidst me walk by faith;
Oh, grant the grace that hath
Aided alway.

When I shall tempted be,
Nothing but clouds can see—
Strengthen my trust in Thee,
Let me not stray.

When comes that final night,
Ere faith is changed to sight,
Be Thou the perfect light,
Leading to day.