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3 Safely conduct us, by thy grace,
Through life's perplexing road;
At thy right hand, O God.
179. C. M. Smart.
Prayer for Prudence and Wisdom. 1 Father of light, conduct my feet
Through life's dark, dangerous road; Let each advancing step still bring
Me nearer to my God. 2 Let heaven-eyed prudence be my guide,
And when I go astray,
To wisdom's better way.
3 That heavenly wisdom from above
Abundantly impart; And let it guard, and guide, and warm,
And penetrate my heart, —
Fountain of bliss and love,
In endless light above.
180. S. M. Christian Psalmist.
Doing all to the Glory of God.
In all things thee to see;
2 To scorn the senses' sway,
While still to thee I tend;
In all be thou the end.
3 All may of thee partake :
Nothing so small can be,
Greatness and worth from thee.
4 If done beneath thy laws,
E’en servile labors shine ;
The meanest work divine.
181. L. M. Mrs. COTTERILL.
Living to the Glory of God.
The hearts of all men in thy hand,
2 Our wishes, our desires, control ;
3 Thrice blest will all our blessings be,
When we can look through them to thee:
Of love, and gratitude, and praise.
1 FEEBLE, helpless, how shall I
Learn to live and learn to die?
2 Blessed Father, gracious One,
Thou hast sent thy holy Son:
He my trembling steps will lead.
Let me ever lean on him,
Led by Jesus Christ the Lord,
Learn to live and learn to die; 5 Learn to live in peace and love,
Like the perfect ones above;
183. L. M. DoDDRIDGE.
Choosing the better Part.
1 BESET with snares on every hand,
In life's uncertain path I stand :
2 Engage this roving, treacherous heart Wisely to choose the “better part; " To scorn the trifles of a day,
For joys that none can take away. 3 Then let the wildest storms arise ;
Let tempests mingle earth and skies;
4 If thou, my Father, still be nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
184. L. M. Christian Psalmist.
For the continual Help of God.
Teach me what thou wouldst have me do;
2 Prevent me, lest I harbor pride,
Lest I in mine own strength confide;
I have my power, my all, from thee.
4 Assist and teach me how to pray;
Incline my nature to obey ;
185. L. M. Henry Moore.
For Steadiness of Principle. 1 Amidst a world of hopes and fears,
A wild of cares, and toils, and tears, Where foes alarm and dangers threat,
And pleasures kill, and glories cheat, — 2 Shed down, O Lord, a heavenly ray
To guide me in the doubtful way; And o'er me hold thy shield of power,
To guard me in the dangerous hour. 3 Teach me the flattering paths to shun,
In which the thoughtless many run,
And grasp their ruin in their bliss. 4 May never pleasure, wealth, or pride,
Allure my wandering soul aside;
186. S. M. Wesley's Col.
For Christian Principles.
On thee I cast my care,
And know thou hear'st my prayer.
Till I can all things do -
Almighty to renew.
A self-renouncing will,