Beset With Snares On Every Hand   1 comment

Beset With Snares On Every Hand

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Words by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1905), Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South


1. Beset with snares on every hand,

In life’s uncertain path I stand:

Saviour divine, diffuse thy light,

To guide my doubtful footsteps right.

2. Engage this roving, treacherous heart

To fix on Mary’s better part,

To scorn the trifles of a day,

For joys that none can take away.

3. Then let the wildest storms arise;

Let tempests mingle earth and skies;

No fatal shipwreck shall I fear,

But all my treasures with me bear.

4. If thou, my Jesus, still be nigh,

Cheerful I live, and joyful die;

Secure, when mortal comforts flee,

To find ten thousand worlds in thee.

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