Help me, O Lord, the God of my salvation!
I have no hope, no refuge but in Thee;
Help me to make this perfect consecration,
In life or death Thine evermore to be.
Help me, O Lord, to keep my pledge unbroken!
Guard Thou my ways, my thoughts, my tongue, my heart;
Help me to trust the word which Thou hast spoken,
That from Thy paths my feet may ne’er depart.
Help me, O Lord, when sore temptations press me!
Oh, lift the clouds that hide Thee from my sight!
Help me, O Lord, when anxious cares distress me,
To look beyond where all is calm and bright.
Help me, O Lord! My strength is only weakness;
Thine, Thine the power by which alone I live;
Help me each day to bear the cross with meekness,
Till Thou at last the promised crown shalt give.