"If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence" (Exodus 33:15)
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye" (Psalm 32:8).
If Thy presence go not with me,
Carry me not hence, O Lord;
Severed from Thee, precious Saviour,
What the joy can earth afford?
Not the smoothest, sunniest path, Lord,
By the foot of man e’er trod
Would I take, unless, like Enoch,
I therein could walk with God.
Nor the richest, rarest gift, Lord,
That to man was ever given,
Would I have without Thy favour,
Blessed Lord of earth and heaven
I would have Thy mind, Lord Jesus,
Lowly, meek, dependent One,
Who couldst always say, "My Father,
Not My will, but Thine, be done."
Guide me then, Lord Jesus, guide me,
Lest I erring go astray,
Tempted by the world and Satan,
Wander from the narrow way.
Keep me near Thee, precious Saviour,
I would in Thy love abide,
Till I wake up with Thy likeness,