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6 May all my days serenely pass,
Without corroding care; And growing holiness my soul For life's last hour prepare.
340. Wisdom and Virtue sought from God.
1 SUPREME and universal light! Fountain of reason ! Judge of right! Parent of good, whose blessings flow On all above and all below!
Will those who err instruct ;
Teaches the meek his way ;
That mixes fear with love;
From error, shame, and guilt!
The secrets of the heart;
Or warns me not to do, This, tcach me more than death to shun, That, more than life pursue.
Still in the right to stay ;
To find the better way!
4 Teach me to feel another's woe,
To hide the faults I see ; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Or impious discontent,
Yet all beneath the sun,
1 O SOURCE of uncreated light, By whom the world was call'd from night! Come, visit every pious mind; And pour thy joys on human kind : From sin and sorrow set us free, And make us temples worthy thee.
2 Chase from our breasts each noxious foe, And peace the fruit of love bestow : Our frailties help, our will control; Submit the senses to the soul ; From sin and sorrow set us free, And make us temples worthy thee.
344. Imploring Divine Guidance. FATHER of light! conduct my feet
Through life's uncertain road : Let each
advancing step still bring Me nearer to my
And when I go astray,
To keep the end in sight;
Fountain of bliss and love!
2 'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast With silent confidence and holy rest; From thee, Great God, we spring, to thee we tend ; Path, motive, guide, original, and end!
346. For Guardianship and Guidance. O Thou, to whose all-searching sight The darkness shineth as the light ! Search, prove my heart; it pants for thee; Oh burst these bonds, and set it free!
2 If in this darksome wild I stray, Be thou my Light, be thou my Way! No foes, no terrors, shall I fear, Nor fraud, while thou, my God, art near.
conversation be sincere ; Keep conscience as the noon-tide clear : Think how the all-seeing God, thy ways, And all thy secret thoughts, surveys,