I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye. Psalm 32:8
Words: William Dickson, 1841. Originally printed as a leaflet for class use, this hymn was included in the second part of the Sacred Song Book in 1846.
If you know where to get a good photo of Dickson (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Childhood’s years are passing o’er us:
Soon our school days will be done;
Cares and sorrows lie before us,
Hidden dangers, snares unknown.
Oh! may He, who, meek and lowly,
Trod Himself this vale of woe,
Make us His, and keep us holy—
Guard and guide us while we go.
Hark! it is the Savior calling:
Little children, follow Me!
Jesus! keep our feet from falling;
Teach us all to follow Thee.
Soon we part—it may be never,
Never here to meet again;
Oh to meet in Heaven for ever!
Oh, the crown of life to gain.