I Would Not Have My Way Dear Lord


I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
I would not walk alone, for I might fall:
Thou knowest what is best, so lead me on;
I’ll listen, Lord, I’ll hear Thy faintest call.

Refrain:
I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
O keep me for Thyself and Thine alone:
When shadows fall and darkest night has come,
I’ll trust in Thee to guide me safely home.

I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
E’en tho’ the road be rough I will not fear:
E’en tho’ the sun refuse sometimes to shine,
I’ll walk by faith and know that Thou art near, [Refrain]

I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
I do not ask for beds with flow’rs entwined:
Thy way might be some mountainside to climb,
Some wand’ring sheep or some lost lamb to find. [Refrain]