1 O Holy Ghost, eternal God,
Best Comfort for life's rugged road,
With all my heart I pray to Thee;
Hear my entreaty graciously.
2 O Lord, be Thou my Comforter,
Lest in my sins I might despair;
Protect me from the snares of hell,
Grant that in Jesus Christ I dwell;
3 That always I may ready be
To serve this Master faithfully,
And own Him in true living faith
My Lord and Savior unto death.
4 O lead me in the narrow way,
And from the fold let me not stray,
That when this mortal frame I leave,
The crown of life I may receive.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #251