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I do not ask O Lord that life may be




I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from me
Aught of its load.


I do not ask that flowers should always spring
Beneath my feet;
I know too well the poison and the sting
Of things too sweet.


For one thing, only Lord, dear Lord, I plead:
Lead me aright,
Though strength should falter and though heart should bleed,
Through peace to light.


I do not ask, O Lord, that Thou shouldst shed
Full radiance here
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread
Without a fear.


I do not ask my cross to understand,
My way to see;
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand,
And follow Thee.


Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
Like quiet night:
Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine,
Through peace to light.

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LYRICS
Meter: 10 4 10 4
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1862
      Bible Refs: Ps 31:3;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1920# 540
      1903# 193
      1916# 385
      MUSIC
      Name: ORONO
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        10 4 10 4

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