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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 9 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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Devotional Songs #13

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Joy and Praise #9

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Songs for the Sunday School #17

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d40

Standard Songs. Special ed. #d9

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Standard Songs #61

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #107

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #208

Twenty-three New and Selected Songs #d2

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