64. 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, 1802-65
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: CM
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Isaac Smith, 1734-1805
Meter: CM
Key: D Major

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