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.

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
Copyright: Public Domain



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