Scripture Verse

Lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:24


Words: John P. Hopps, 1877.

Music: Lyne Mag­da­len Cha­pel Hymns, cir­ca 1760 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John P. Hopps (1834–1911)


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

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

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.

When my heart is full of glee,
Help me to re­mem­ber Thee,
Happy most of all to know
That my Fa­ther loves me so.

When my work seems hard and dry,
May I press on cheer­ily;
Help me pa­tient­ly to bear
Pain and hard­ship, toil and care.

May I do the good I know,
Be Thy lov­ing child be­low,
Then at last go home to Thee,
Evermore Thy child to be.