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Honest and Truly, Lord

Honest and truly, Lord, Sometimes my feet would stray

Author: Albert E. Brumley (1956)
Tune: [Honest and truly, Lord]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Honest and truly, Lord,
Sometimes my feet would stray,
Honest and truly, Lord,
Sometimes I've lost my way,
Tho I have faltered here,
Take me and keep me near,
Close to Thy side I would ever abide,
Honest and truly, Lord.
2 Honest and truly, Lord,
Help me each task to face,
Teach me to fear Thy word,
Make me to grow in grace,
Own me and linger still
Teach me to do Thy will,
Thru the dark night, let me walk in Thy sight,
Honest and truly, Lord.

3 Honest and truly, Lord,
Tho I am weak at heart,
Let not Thy Spirit, Lord,
Ever from me depart,
This is my endless pray'r,
Help me my cross to bear,
Keep me Thine own till at last I reach home,
Honest and truly, Lord.

Source: Melodies of Love #114

Author: Albert E. Brumley

Born: October 29, 1905, near Spiro, Oklahoma. Died: November 15, 1977, Springfield, Missouri. Buried: Fox Cemetery, Powell, Missouri. Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Honest and truly, Lord, Sometimes my feet would stray
Title: Honest and Truly, Lord
Author: Albert E. Brumley (1956)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1956, by Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co. in "Happy Praise"



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Happy Praise #133


Melodies of Love #114

Sacred Tones #102

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