1 Lord, be thy word my rule,
in it may I rejoice;
thy glory be my aim,
thy holy will my choice;
2 Thy promises my hope,
thy providence my guard,
thine arm my strong support,
thyself my great reward.
Source: Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #209
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Lord, be Thy Word my rule. Bp. C. Wordsworth, of Lincoln. [Confirmation.] From the 5th edition 1872, of his Holy Year, p. 209, into the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient and Modern.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)