Thou great instructor, lest I stray

Thou great instructor, lest I stray

Author: William Goode
Tune: WELTON (Malan)
Published in 39 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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Thou great Instructor, lest I stray,
Oh! teach my erring feet thy way:
Thy truth, with ever fresh delight,
Shall guide my doubtful steps aright.

How oft my heart's affections yield,
And wander o'er the world's wide field,
My roving passions, Lord, reclaim,
Unite them all to fear thy name.

Then, to my God, my heart and tongue,
With all their power, shall raise the song:
On earth thy glories I'll declare,
Till heaven the immortal notes shall hear.

The Southern Harmony

Author: William Goode

Goode, William, M.A., born in Buckingham, April 2, 1762, and received his early education, first in that town, and then under the care of the Rev. T. Bull, a Dissenting minister, at Newport Pagnel. Having a strong inclination for Holy Orders, he left the business in which he was engaged with his father, and, in 1780, entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1784, and M.A., 1787. On taking Holy Orders in 1786, he became curate of Abbots Langley, Herts; then of St. Ann's, Blackfriars, and subsequently rector of the latter parish, adding thereto one or two lectureships. He died April 15, 1816. Mr. Goode's interest in foreign mission work was very earnest, and took a practical turn in assisting to found the Church Missionary So… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou great instructor, lest I stray
Author: William Goode
Language: English



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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #56Page Scan
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The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #34bPage Scan
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The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d351
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #T11Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P86bPage Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #569Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d314
The New England Sabbath School Minstrel: a collection of music and hymns adapted to sabbath schools, families, and social meetings #116Page Scan
The Olive Branch #d151
The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #380cPage Scan
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The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #[40]Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lyre #d157
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