~* TEACH ME THY WAY, O LORD *~
Words & Music by Benjamin Mansell Ramsey, 1849-1923
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
Whatever absorbs our thinking will ultimately control our actions. It is so important for a Christian, then, to let the ways of the Lord become the controlling force in
life. It was C. S. Lewis who reminded us that we are becoming now what we will be in eternity--either something beautiful and full of glory or something hideous and
full of darkness.
A spiritual knowledge of Christ is always a personal knowledge. It is not gained through the experiences of others. Knowing the LORD in all His fullness for every
situation we encounter is a lifetime pursuit. Discipleship involves a willingness to be taught and then a desire to follow the ways of the LORD--to go with Him in the
same direction He is going. We must be willing to say with David Livingstone, the noted missionary statesman of the past century, "I will place no value on anything
I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ."
This hymn first appeared in 1920 in England. The author and composer, Benjamin Ramsey, was a well-known local church musician in the Bournemouth area of
England. It has since had a wide use by student groups as well as by sincere believers everywhere who genuinely desire to have a greater knowledge of their Lord.
Teach me Thy way, O Lord, teach me Thy way!
Thy guiding grace afford, teach me Thy way!
Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight;
Lead me with heav’nly light, teach me Thy way!
When I am sad at heart, teach me Thy way!
When earthly joys depart, teach me Thy way!
In hours of loneliness, in times of dire distress,
In failure or success, teach me Thy way!
When doubts and fears arise, teach me Thy way!
When storms o’erspread the skies, teach me Thy way!
Shine through the cloud and rain, through sorrow, toil and pain;
Make Thou my pathway plain, teach me Thy way!
Long as my life shall last, teach me Thy way!
Where’er my lot be cast, teach me Thy way!
Until the race is run, until the journey’s done,
Until the crown is won, teach me Thy way!
*For Today*: Psalm 25:4 & 5, 86:11; 90:12; Matthew 11:29; Romans 12:2
When sitting down for your daily devotions in God's Word, ask the Lord to teach you some fresh insight from the Scriptures about Himself.
Music Courtesy of The Cyber Hymnal
Taken from Amazing Grace -- 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions © Copyright 1990 by Kenneth W. Osbeck. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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