Monday, January 19, 2009

a good prayer

Oh, that the Lord would guide my ways
To keep His statutes still!
Oh, that my God would grant me grace
To know and do His will!

Order my footsteps by Thy Word
And make my heart sincere;
Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
But keep my conscience cleaer.

Assist my soul, too apt to stray,
A stricter watch to keep;
And should I e'er forget Thy way
Restore Thy wand'ring sheep.

Make me to walk in Thy commands--
'Tis a delightful road--
Nor let my head or heart or hands
Offend against my God.

(Issac Watts, 1674-1748, alt. LSB 707)

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