Lord, Make Thou Me Ever Meek And Humble

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1 Lord, make Thou me ever meek and humble,
Thou hast called me here to bear Thy name;
Lead me by Thy hand, lest I should stumble,
And the world might put Thy child to shame.

2 Oft I tried to walk alone, obedient
Only to my own desire and will,
When my own way seemed to me expedient,
Thou decreased, and I grew vainer still.

3 Hence my heart grew faint with fear and anguish,
Hence my vision dimmed and was confused,
Hence my soul in grief and fear did languish,
And my stumbling feet were sorely bruised.

4 Lord, make Thou me ever meek and humble;
Make me understand that Thou art great;
Led by Thee I shall not stray and stumble,
Though the way be dark and desolate.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #302

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Author: O. Bertelsen

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First Line: Lord, make thou me ever meek and humble
Title: Lord, Make Thou Me Ever Meek And Humble
Danish Title: Herre, laer mig ret at blive lille
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Author: O. Bertelsen
Meter: 10.9.10.9.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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