I Do Not Ask, O Lord   8 comments

Above:  A Dirt Road

Image Source = Amilton Reis

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DirtRoadByAmiltonReis.jpg)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnal (1935), of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, a predecessor body of The United Methodist Church

Words (1862) by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)

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1.  I do not ask, O Lord, that my life may be

A pleasant road;

I do not ask that thou wouldst take from me

Aught of its load.

2.  For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead,–

Lead me aright,

Tho’ strength should falter and though heart should bleed,

Thro’ peace to light.

3.  I not ask my cross to understand,

My way to see;

Better in darkness just to feel thy hand,

And follow thee.

4.  Joy is like restless day, but peace divine

Like quite night;

Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine,

Thro’ peace to light.

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