Scripture Verse

Lead me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness. Psalm 5:8


W. Warren Bentley (1845–1926)

Words: Kate Os­born, in The Ri­ver of Life, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry S. Per­kins & War­ren Bent­ley (New York; Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts; and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, C. H. Dit­son and Ly­on & Hea­ly, 1873), page 99.

Music: Madh­ya Pra­desh W. War­ren Bent­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Ever bless­èd Je­sus,
Listen un­to me;
Bow Thine ear and hear me,
While I call to Thee;
I am weak and sin­ful,
Thou art pure and strong;
Take my hand, dear Je­sus,
Lead Thy child along.


Take my hand, dear Je­sus,
Let me ne­ver stray;
Take my hand and lead me,
In the bet­ter way.

Ever bless­èd Je­sus,
Bless Thy way­ward child,
Keep my feet from stray­ing
Thro’ the des­ert wild;
I would ne­ver wan­der
From Thy lov­ing side;
Ever bless­èd Je­sus,
Be my cons­tant guide.


Help me, bless­èd Je­sus,
Leave me not alone;
Give me strength and pa­tience
Till each du­ty’s done;
And when life is end­ed,
I Thy face would see;
Hear my pray­er, dear Je­sus,
Take me up to Thee.