O that the Lord would guide my ways
to keep his statutes still!
O that my God would grant me grace
to know and do his will!
Send down your Spirit, God, to write
your law upon my heart;
nor let my tongue indulge deceit,
nor act the liar's part.
No vanities should blind my eyes;
let no corrupt design,
nor covetous desires, arise
within this soul of mine.
I’ll guide my footsteps by your word,
and make my heart sincere;
let sin have no dominion, Lord,
but keep my conscience clear.
My steps have gone too far astray,
my feet too often slip;
but I have not forgot your way;
restore your wandering sheep.
Lord, help me walk in your commands;
a most delightful road;
nor let my head, or heart, or hands,
offend against my God.
Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #82