We Need Thee Tender Faithful Guide

We need Thee, tender, faithful Guide,
Be ever near; with us abide;
From us temptation, doubt and fear remove,
And keep us in Thy love.

Search me, O God, my heart discern,
Try me, my very heart to learn;
See if in evil paths I stray,
And guide me in th’eternal way.

O may we follow day by day
The straight and narrow shining way,
That leadeth safely over care and strife
To everlasting life. [Refrain]

Lord, with Thine everlasting arm
Protect our souls from ev’ry harm;
Reveal Thyself in ev’ry passing hour,
And keep us in Thy pow’r. [Refrain]