|LORD, when I lift my voice to Thee,
To Whom all praise belongs,
Thy justice and Thy love shall be
The subject of my songs.
|2||Let wisdom o’er my heart preside,
To lead my steps aright,
And make Thy perfect law my guide,
Thy service my delight.
|3||All sinful ways I will abhor,
All evil men forsake;
And only those who love Thy law
My chief companions make.
|4||Lord! that I may not go astray,
Thy constant grace impart;
And ever come to point my way,
And seal my roving heart.
|William Hiley Bathurst, 1796-1877|