Teach me, O God, that I may know

Teach me, O God, that I may know

Author: J. L. Scott
Tune: [Teach me, O God, that I may know]
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1 Teach me, O God, that I may know,
Who sorrow hath and who hath woe,
They linger long about the vine,
And drink to shame in lusty wine.

Refrain:
Touch not the wine, touch not the wine,
Help me, O Christ, Thou Master mine,
Lest I should fall and fail of Thee,
From love of wine keep Thou me free.

2 Look not on wine, when it is red,
Its flush doth hide the adder’s head;
When in the cup it moves aright,
There lingers still the serpent’s bite. [Refrain]

3 Astray I walk, be Thou my guide,
Temptation throngs on ev’ry side,
And when it lurks within the bowl,
Alike it stings both heart and soul. [Refrain]

4 For who hath sorrow, who hath woe?
Teach me, O God, that I may know;
They linger long about the vine,
And drink to shame in lusty wine. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #154

Author: J. L. Scott

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Text Information

First Line: Teach me, O God, that I may know
Author: J. L. Scott
Refrain First Line: Touch not the wine
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