God of all wisdom and goodness

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CGS No.: 
578

Verse 1
God of all wisdom and goodness
Give us Thy light and truth
To show the strait and narrow way
And our footsteps to guide.

Verse 2
When in danger to be our guide
And on the rocky steep;
To pilot our ship safely through
Until we reach the shore.

Verse 3
And as we grow more in Thy grace,
To teach them as Thy word;
Help us to teach all our children
According to Thy ways.

Verse 4
In time, destroy their vain desire
The lust and pride of life,
Help to teach them the holy way
To their Saviour and Lord.

Verse 5
We want to look up and follow
Thy good example, Lord
Channel their hope and fear to Thee,
Their thoughts to be renewed.

Verse 6
We want to woo them to have faith
And show their zeal for Thee;
Grant that we teach not peevishly
Rather, teach them with love.

Verse 7
In faith we ask for this from Thee
E'en wisdom from above;
Grant them a childish fear in Thee
And with a perfect love.

Verse 8
Help us to guide their bent to evil
Away from all dangers,
That we may gently bend their hearts
And draw them close to Thee.