Lord lead me night and day,
Keep me firmly in Your way…
Wrap me in Your loving care–
I am safe when you are there!
Be my teacher as from my youth,
Let me never stray from Your truth…
I will not perish from the sifting sand
As long as You hold my hand!
My Lord and Saviour in calm and strife
Death cannot claim me for You are life…
No dark sins upon my garments stain
As I walk within Christ’s righteous reign.
Oh Lord, open my mouth in praise,
Let me reflect Your love all my days…
Use me Lord from cradle to grave–
Grace You showed when mercy You gave!
–Carl A. Gooch ~ 25 February 2014