For Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.@Psalm 31:3
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Adelaide A. Procter (1825-1864)

Adelaide A. Procter, Legends and Lyrics, a Book of Verse 1862.

Orono Karl P. Harrington, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Karl P. Harrington (1861-1953)

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from me
Aught of its load.

I do not ask that flowers should always spring
Beneath my feet;
I know too well the poison and the sting
Of things too sweet.

For one thing, only Lord, dear Lord, I plead:
Lead me aright,
Though strength should falter and though heart should bleed,
Through peace to light.

I do not ask, O Lord, that Thou shouldst shed
Full radiance here
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread
Without a fear.

I do not ask my cross to understand,
My way to see;
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand,
And follow Thee.

Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
Like quiet night:
Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine,
Through peace to light.