Let me live for thee

In the straight and narrow, help me walk

Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Tune: [In the straight and narrow way]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1. In the straight and narrow way
Help me walk, dear Lord, I pray.
Keep me from all sinful strife
Lead me to eternal life.

Chorus:
Let me live, dear Lord, for thee,
May I ever useful be;
May thy Spirit dwell in me,
Let me live, dear Lord, for thee.

2 Help me every day to see
Little things to do for thee;
May I helpful be to all
Who shall for my service call. [Chorus]

3. All thou seest that is mine,
Take it, Lord, it shall be thine;
May I be a shining light
Pointing others to the right. [Chorus]

4. When my work on earth is done,
And life's race at last is run,
May I dwell in mansions bright,
Clothed with spotless raiment white. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #37

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the straight and narrow, help me walk
Title: Let me live for thee
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: Let me live, dear Lord

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