Take thou my hand, O Father

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1.
Take thou my hand, O Father, and lead thou me,
until my journey endeth eternally.
Alone I will not wander one single day.
Be thou my true companion and with me stay.

2.
O cover with thy mercy my poor, weak heart!
Let evíry thought rebellious from me depart.
Permit thy child to linger here at thy feet,
and fully trust thy goodness with faith complete.

3.
Though naught of thy great power may move my soul,
with thee, through night and darkness, I reach the goal.
Take, then, my hand, O Father, and lead thou me,
until my journey endeth eternally.

#581 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  words by Julie K. Hausmann, 1862, translated by Hermann Brueckner, 1918
   Tune:  Friedrich Silcher, 1842


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