Scripture Verse

Hear me when I call, O God. Psalm 4:1

Introduction

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Fannie E. C. Da­vis­on (1851–1887)

Words: Fan­nie E. Da­vis­on, in Songs of Gra­ti­tude (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1877), num­ber 72.

Music: Wal­pur­ga Wil­liam H. Da­na (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Da­na (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Day by day, my Lord and Sav­ior,
May I trust Thy ten­der care;
Day by day grow wis­er, bet­ter:
Hear, O Je­sus, hear my pray­er.

Refrain

Blessèd Sav­ior, thron­èd in Hea­ven,
Hear, oh hear my ear­nest pray­er;
Blessèd Sav­ior, pure and ho­ly,
Be Thou with me ev­ery­where.

Teach me, Thou who art so ho­ly,
How I best may do Thy will;
How in all my earth­ly liv­ing
Thy com­mand­ments to ful­fill.

Refrain

Guide me in Thy ways of wis­dom,
Be Thou with me ev­ery­where;
Wheresoe’er my feet may wan­der,
Let me feel that Thou art there.

Refrain