MAKE MELODY IN YOUR HEART TO THE LORD
712 Lord from this time we cry to Thee
My father, thou art the guide of my youth
Lord, from this time we cry to Thee;
Thou of our youth the guide shalt be:
Draw near and take us by the hand,
And lead into the goodly land;
With fire by night and cloud by day
Be with us on our pilgrim way.
Forth o the wilderness we go,
The tempter’s wiles ordain’d to know;
Though weak our arm, and fierce the fight,
Still may we conquer through Thy might
till every foul assault subdued,
our souls are fed with angels’ food.
In sorrow’s cloud, in trouble’s sea,
Baptized afresh O Lord, to Thee,
While every joy that round us springs
A Eucharistic gladness brings,
Each journey done each danger past,
Receive us to thy rest at last.
Uphold our footsteps in Thy way,
Nor suffer us in heart to stray;
With patience bear, with counsel guide,
From follies wean, from perils hide;
In suffering soothe, in want defend,
Confirm and stablish to the end.