Hymn Information

PLEASE NOTE: Not all verses may be sung and words may vary in the particular hymn presentation.

Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord
Words: Horatius Bonar
Music: Holy Guide | Uzziah Cicero Burnap
1. Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be;
Lead me by Thine own hand,
Choose out the path for me.

2. Smooth let it be or rough,
It will be still the best;
Winding or straight, it leads
Right onward to Thy rest.

3. I dare not choose my lot;
I would not, if I might;
Choose Thou for me, my God,
So I shall walk aright.

4. Take Thou my cup, and it
With joy or sorrow fill,
As best to Thee may seem;
Choose Thou my good and ill.

5. Choose Thou for me my friends,
My sickness or my health;
Choose Thou my cares for me
My poverty or wealth.

6. The kingdom that I seek
Is Thine: so let the way
That leads to it be Thine,
Else I must surely stray.

7. Not mine, not mine the choice
In things or great or small;
Be Thou my guide, my strength
My wisdom, and my all.
O Father, Lead Us
Words: Alice Jean Cleator
Music: O Father, Lead Us | George Crawford Hugg
1. O Father, lead us gently by the hand,
Thro’ sun and shadow of the future land!
Dim and untravel’d lies the way before:
O Father, lead us, lead us evermore!

2. When we would falter or when we could stray,
O Father, lead us all along our way!
Help us to ever closer walk with Thee,
Thro’ ways of darkness where we cannot see!

Refrain:
Fears oft affright us! Doubtings walk before!
O heav’nly Father, lead us, now, and evermore.