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

Thomas Gray, Jr., Sunday School Collection 1833.

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

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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.