Be Thou My Strength
By Charles H. Welch
O Master, shall I come to thee,
And be forever thine?
Shall I behold thy blessed face,
And hear thy voice divine?
Be thou my Shepherd and my Strength,
To guide my feet each day;
And may thy Spirit ever teach
The straight and narrow way.
I do not ask to miss the snares
That in my pathway lie;
To have no thorns to prick my feet,
My weary soul to try.
I only ask that thou wilt be
My Strength, my Shield, my Friend;
That thou wilt guide my erring feet,
In safety to the end.