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Show Me Thy Way, O Lord

Show me Thy way, O Lord, And make it plain

Author: Jane Euphemia Saxby
Tune: [Show me thy way, O Lord and make it plain] (Sankey)
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 Show me Thy way, O Lord,
And make it plain:
I would obey Thy word, -
Speak yet again.
I would not take one step until I know
Which way it is that you want me to go.

2 O Lord,I cannot see;
Grant me Thy light;
Darkness bewilders me,
Clouding my sight;
Hold Thou my hand, and keep close by my side:
I dare not go alone; be Thou my guide.

3 I cannot see Thy face,
Yet Thou art here;
When will the morning chase
My doubt and fear?
When shall I see the place where day and night
Shall come not, for Thy glory is its light?

4 I will be patient, Lord,
And do Thy will;
I will not doubt Thy word,
My hope fulfil.
How can I perish, if in Thee I hide;
Jesus, my Comforter, my Hope and Guide!

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #338

Author: Jane Euphemia Saxby

Saxby, Jane Euphemia, née Browne, daughter of William Browne of Tallantire Hall, Cumberland, and sister of Lady Teignmouth, was born Jan. 27, 1811, and married, in 1862, to the Rev. S. H. Saxby, Vicar of East Clevedon, Somersetshire. Her work, The Dove on the Cross, was published in 1849. It has passed into numerous editions, and from it several hymns have come into common use. This was followed by The Voice of the Bird, in 1875; and Aunt Effie’s Gift to the Nursery, 1876. Sometimes Mrs. Saxby's Dove on the Cross is dated 1819, but in error. The compilation known as Hymns and Thoughts for the Sick and Lonely, by a Lady, London, J Nisbet & Co., 1848, although it contains several of her hymns in an altered form, is ascribed to her in error… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Show me Thy way, O Lord, And make it plain
Title: Show Me Thy Way, O Lord
Author: Jane Euphemia Saxby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain