Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even to the end.@Psalm 48:14
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William Boyce
(1710–1779)

Words: Hand­ley C. G. Moule, in The Coun­cil School Hymn Book (No­vel­lo: 1905).

Music: Hal­ton Hol­gate Will­iam Boyce, in A Col­lect­ion of Me­lo­dies, cir­ca 1765 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Handley C. G. Moule
(1841–1920)

Lord and Savior, true and kind,
Be the Master of my mind;
Bless, and guide, and strengthen still
All my powers of thought and will.

While I ply the scholar’s task,
Jesus Christ, be near, I ask;
Help the memory, clear the brain,
Knowledge still to seek and gain.

Here I train for life’s swift race;
Let me do it in Thy grace;
Here I arm me for life’s fight;
Let me do it in Thy might.

Thou hast made me mind and soul;
I for Thee would use the whole;
Thou hast died that I might live;
All my powers to Thee I give.

Striving, thinking, learning, still,
Let me follow thus Thy will,
Till my whole glad nature be
Trained for duty and for Thee.