Though burdens may bend me

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1 Tho’ burdens may bend me, tho’ troubles oppress,
Tho’ sin oft my soul may affright,
Oh, help me, blest Savior, thy name to confess,
God, help me to do right.

Refrain:
God, help me to do right!
God, help me to do right!
By thy power divine, make my will wholly thine,
God, help me to do right.

2 Whenever from thee I am tempted to stray,
And wander in sin’s darkest night,
Ne’er leave nor forsake me, dear Savior, I pray,
God, help me to do right. [Refrain]

3 Help me to be faithful in all that I do,
Upheld by the pow’r of thy might;
To thee I would ever be loyal and true,
God, help me to do right. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #17

Author: Ira B. Wilson

Ira Bishop Wilson, 1880-1950 Born: Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa. Died: Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mor­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Fred B. Hol­ton. Wilson’s sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, Ira be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1905, he went to work for the Lorenz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald; he al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude: The King’s Mes­sage, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (N… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though burdens may bend me
Author: Ira B. Wilson
Refrain First Line: God help me to do right

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Songs of Revival Power #17

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United Praise #17

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