Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me.@Psalm 25:5
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Tobias Clausnitzer (1619-1684)

Tobias Clausnitzer, in the Altdorflisches Gesang-Buchlein, 1663, number 20 (Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier); translated from German to English by Robert A. S. Macalister (1870-1950), alt.

Liebster Jesu Johann R. Ahle, 1664 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert A. S. Macalister (1870-1950)

Look upon us, blessèd Lord,
Take our wandering thoughts and guide us;
We have come to hear Thy Word,
With Thy teaching now provide us,
That, from earth’s distractions turning,
We Thy message may be learning.

For Thy Spirit’s radiance bright
We, assembled here, are hoping;
If Thou shouldst withhold the light,
In the dark our souls were groping:
In each word and thought direct us:
Thou, Thou only, canst correct us.

Brightness of the Father’s face,
Light of light, from God proceeding,
Make us ready in this place;
Ear and heart await Thy leading.
Fill with life and inspiration
Every prayer and meditation.