1. Give me, O Lord, right views of Thee,
Thy glorious nature, love, and might;
And draw my spirit’s eyes to see
The things concealed from mortal sight;
And in the soul which Thou hast wrought,
O breathe the understanding thought.
2. Give me, O Lord, right views of Thee,
And of myself and purpose here;
My life, my end, and destiny,
My secret dreams of hope and fear;
O Thou who standst behind it all,
To Thee for light I look and call.
3. Give me, O Lord, right views of truth;
And give me, too, the honest mind,
Which of its freedom gives the proof
In sweet forbearance broad and kind;
Which will not barter, slight, or sell
The truth it sees, but guard it well.
4. Give me, O Lord, right views of truth;
Thy all discerning Spirit give,
To bring light in earliest youth
Thy living words by which men live;
Of all Thy gifts, I pray, impart
A wise and understanding heart.
Putman, Henry, was born at Emsworth, Hants, July 18, 1861, and is engaged in commercial pursuits. He is a Wesleyan lay-preacher and an earnest hymnological student. Many of his hymns were first printed in Champness's Joyful News. In 1889 he published several in his booklet, Perfect Peace. These with additions were included in his Star and Vesper Bells, 1894. One of these, "We came at early morn to sing," p. 1594, ii., is annotated there in error. It was written in 1885, and printed in Joyful News, Feb. 25, 1886. In 1887 it was included in the Primitive Methodist Hymnal, and in 1896 in Hymns of Light and Life (London: A. Crombie). In this same collection the following are also included: "Blest Saviour, take my hand in Thine," Sunday School C… Go to person page >