Be With Me, Lord, Where’er I Go   1 comment

Above:  St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, August 15, 2017

Photographer = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

Text (1740) by John Cennick (1718-1755)

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Be with me, Lord, where’er I go,

Teach me what wouldst have me do;

Suggest  whate’r I think or say,

Direct me in the narrow way.

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Prevent me lest I harbor pride,

Lest I in my own strength confide;

Show me in my weakness, let me see

I have my power, my all, from Thee.

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Enrich me always with Thy love,

My kind Protector ever prove:

Lord, put Thy seal upon my breast,

And let Thy Spirit on me rest.

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Assist and teach me how to pray,

Incline my nature to obey;

What Thou abhorest, let me flee,

And only love what pleaseth Thee.

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O may I never do my will,

But Thine, and only Thine, fulfill;

Let all my time and all my ways,

Be spent and ended to Thy praise.

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