Savior, Lead Me
I have been reading through some of the works of Charles Ebert Orr who wrote within the late 1800s and early 1900s. Besides books he also penned a small number of poetry and hymns plus, among them, I the majority of appreciated one entitled “ Savior, Business lead Me. ” This is a simple profession of confidence in God’ s goodness plus sovereignty and a basic consecration to his purposes. I think you’ ll enjoy it too.
I do not pray that life end up being spent
On flow’ry beds of ease;
We only pray that Christ may manual
Across the raining seas.
I do not pray that flow’rs might bloom
Together my pilgrim way;
I only ask that Christ may guide
My footsteps lest I stray.
If Thou wilt lead me by the hand,
And guide my trembling feet,
For Thee, U Christ, I’ll gladly drink
The bitter with the lovely.
What though my life become peace or pain,
’Twill just soon be o’er;
I want to walk the way that leads
To heav’n’s eternal shore.
(You may notice the line “ flow’ ry mattresses of ease” continues to be drawn from Isaac Watt’ s “ Am I The Soldier of the Mix. ” )