Scripture Verse

Teach me Thy way, O Lord. Psalm 86:11


Francis Duckworth (1862–1941)

Words: Will­iam T. Mat­son, 1866.

Music: Rim­ing­ton Fran­cis Duck­worth, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Mat­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Duck­worth,


Teach me, O Lord, Thy ho­ly way,
And give me an obe­di­ent mind;
That in Thy ser­vice I may find
My soul’s de­light from day to day.

Guide me, O Sav­ior, with Thy hand,
And so con­trol my thoughts and deeds,
That I may tread the path which leads
Right on­ward to the bless­èd land.

Help, me, O Sav­ior, here to trace
The sac­red foot­steps Thou hast trod;
And, meek­ly walk­ing with my God,
To grow in good­ness, truth and grace.

Guard me, O Lord, that I may ne’er
Forsake the right, or do the wrong;
Against temp­ta­tion make me strong,
And round me spread Thy shel­ter­ing care.

Bless me in ev­ery task, O Lord,
Begun, con­tin­ued, done for Thee;
Fulfill Thy per­fect work in me;
And Thine abound­ing grace af­ford.