Teach me to be true

Be with me, Lord, each passing hour

Author: M. Victor Staley
Tune: [Be with me, Lord, each passing hour]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be with me, Lord, each passing hour,
And make me pure and true;
Teach me to ne’er refuse thy call,
Whate’er thou bidd’st me do.

Where’er thou bidd’st me go, dear Lord,
Whate’er thou bidd’st me do,
Make me obedient to thy will,
And teach me to be true.

2 Thou seest, dear Lord, my path in life;
‘Tis thine to guide the way,
‘Tis mine obedience, Lord, to yield,
And follow day by day. [Refrain]

3 I would not ask to look beyond
The present hour, O Lord,
Enough for me to hold thy hand,
And take thee at thy word. [Refrain]

4 Full well I know thou canst not err,
So I will never fear,
But in the darkest gloom of night,
Still feel thy presence near. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #107

Author: M. Victor Staley

Staley, M. Victor. (near Omro, Wisconsin, 1866--?). Studied at Lawrence University, 1887-1892; University of Wisconsin (Madison), B.A., 1893; Yale University, Ph.D., ca.1895; admitted to bar, 1900. Practiced, Portland, Oregon. Teacher of Latin and Greek, Palo Alto, California; University of Washington, Seattle; Orchard Lake Military Academy and Louisiana State Normal School. See: Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. --Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be with me, Lord, each passing hour
Title: Teach me to be true
Author: M. Victor Staley
Refrain First Line: Where'er thou biddest me go, dear Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



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