Father, Lead Me Day by Day

Representative Text

1 Father, lead me day by day
ever in thine own sweet way;
teach me to be pure and true,
show me what I ought to do.

2 When in danger, make me brave,
make me know that thou canst save;
keep me safe by thy dear side,
let me in thy love abide.

3 When I'm tempted to do wrong,
make me steadfast, wise and strong;
and when all alone I stand,
shield me with thy mighty hand.

4 When my heart is full of glee,
help me to remember thee,
happy most of all to know
that my Father loves me so.

5 May I do the good I know,
be thy loving child below;
then at last go home to thee,
evermore thy child to be.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #164

Author: John Page Hopps

Hopps, John Page, was born in London, Nov. 6, 1834, and educated at the G. Baptist College, Leicester. Commencing public work in 1856, after a brief ministry at Hugglescote and Ibstock, in Leicestershire, he became colleague with George Dawson at the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham. From 1860 to 1876 he ministered to Unitarian congregations at Sheffield, Dukinfield, and Glasgow. Since 1876 he has preached in Leicester. Mr. Hopps has published many books and pamphlets, chiefly volumes of Sermons and Lectures. Most of his smaller works are controversial. In 1863 he commenced a monthly periodical called The Truthseeker. He has compiled the following hymnbooks for Congregational, Mission, or School purposes:— (1) Hymns for Public Worship… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, lead me day by day
Title: Father, Lead Me Day by Day
Author: John Page Hopps (1877)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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