1 Lord, to Thee, alone we turn,
To Thy cross for safety fly;
There, as penitents, to learn
How to live and how to die.
Sinful on our knees we fall;
Hear us, as for help we plead;
Hear us, when on Thee we call;
Aid us in our time of need.
2 In the midst of sin and strife,
In the depths of mortal woe,
Teach us, Lord, to live a life
Meet for sojourners below.
Though the road be oft-times dark,
Though the feet in weakness stray,
Lead us, Saviour, as the ark
Let Thy chosen on the way.
3 Weak and weary and alone
When the vale of death we tread,
Then be all Thy mercy shown,
Then be all Thy love displayed;
Guard us in that darksome hour.
Lead us to the land of rest.
Where, secure from Satan's power,
We may lie upon Thy breast.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895