Scripture Verse

He will teach us of His ways. Isaiah 2:3


Words: Tho­mas Gray, Jr., Sun­day School Col­lect­ion 1833.

Music: Sey­mour, from the op­era Ob­er­on, by Carl M. von We­ber, 1826. Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex pub­lished it as a hymn tune in 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Carl M. von Weber (1786–1826)


Suppliant, lo! Thy child­ren bend,
Father, for Thy bless­ing now;
Thou canst teach us, guide, de­fend;
We are weak, al­migh­ty Thou!

With the peace Thy Word im­parts
Be the taught and teach­er bless­ed;
In our lives and in our hearts,
Father, be Thy laws im­pressed.

Pour in­to each long­ing mind
Light and know­ledge from above,
Charity for all man­kind,
Trusting faith, en­dur­ing love.