Show to us thy way, O God

Representative Text

1 Show us Thy way, O God!
Our feet have wandered far.
We seek the path Thy saints have trod,
Where peace and beauty are.

2 Teach us Thy word, O God!
Subdue earth’s racking din;
That we may heart at home, abroad,
The still small voice within.

3 Tell us Thy will, O God!
Our own we cannot trust.
We seek the summons of Thy rod
To raises us from the dust.

4 Thy way, Thy word, Thy will—
These are our surest guides
To bring us where Thy spirit still
In holiness abides.


Source: The Abingdon Song Book #280

Author: John Haynes Holmes

Born: November 29, 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: April 3, 1964, New York City. Buried: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, New York City. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa. His grandfather, John Cummings Haynes, manager of the Oliver Ditson music publishing house, helped pay his Harvard tuition. Holmes was ordained in 1904, and became minister of the Unitarian Third Congregational Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts. In February 1907, he became junior minister at the Church of the Messiah in New York City. His works include: I Speak for Myself, 1959 Collected Hymns, 1960 Go to person page >

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First Line: Show to us thy way, O God
Author: John Haynes Holmes



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Hymns for Worship #214b

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #437

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The Abingdon Song Book #280

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