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116. Be thou my guardian and my guide

1 Be thou my guardian and my guide,
and hear me when I call;
let not my slippery footsteps slide,
and hold me lest I fall.

2 The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell
around the path I tread;
O save me from the snares of hell,
thou quickener of the dead.

3 And if I tempted am to sin,
and outward things are strong,
do thou, O Lord, keep watch within,
and save my soul from wrong.

4 Still let me ever watch and pray,
and feel that I am frail;
that if the tempter cross my way,
yet he may not prevail.

Text Information
First Line: Be thou my guardian and my guide
Author: Isaac Williams (1802-1865)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Protection of; Guidance; Lent (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ABRIDGE
Harmonizer: Edward John Hopkins (1818-1901)
Composer: Isaac Smith (1734-1805)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major



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