O That The Lord Would Guide My Ways

1. O that the Lord would guide my ways To keep His statutes still! O that my God would grant me grace To know and do His will!

2. O send Thy Spirit down to write Thy law upon my heart! Nor let my tongue indulge deceit, Nor act the liar's part.

3. From vanity turn off mine eyes; Let no corrupt design, Nor covetous desires arise Within this soul of mine.

4. Order my footsteps by Thy Word, And make my heart sincere; Let sin have no dominion, Lord, But keep my conscience clear.

5. Assist my soul, too apt to stray, A stricter watch to keep; And should I e'er forget Thy way, Restore Thy wand'ring sheep.

6. Make me to walk in Thy commands, 'Tis a delightful road; Nor let my head, or heart, or hands, Offend against my God.

Words: Isaac Watts, 1719, alt.
Music: 'Evan' or 'Eva' William H. Havergal, 1847.
Setting: Lowell Mason, 1850.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2011 Revision.

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