Wisdom and knowledge are granted unto thee.@2 Chronicles 1:12
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Laurence Tuttiett (1825-1897)

Lawrence Tuttiett, 1885.

Canonbury adapted from Nachtstück, Opus 23, No. 4, by Robert A. Schumann, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert A. Schumann (1810-1856)

O grant us light, that we may know
The wisdom Thou alone canst give,
That truth may guide where’er we go,
And virtue bless where’er we live.

O grant us light, that we may see
Where error lurks in human lore,
And turn our doubting minds to Thee,
And love Thy simple Word the more.

O grant us light, that we may learn,
How dead is life from Thee apart,
How sure is joy for all who turn
To Thee an undivided heart.

O grant us light, in grief and pain,
To lift our burdened hearts above,
That truth may guide where’er we go,
And virtue bless where’er we live.

O grant us light, when, soon or late,
All earthly scenes shall pass away,
In Thee to find the open gate
To deathless home and endless day.