Teach me Thy way, O Lord

Teach me Thy way, O Lord,
  Teach me Thy way;
Thy gracious aid afford,
  Teach me Thy way.
Help me to walk aright;
More by faith, less by sight;
Lead me with heav'nly light,
  Teach me Thy way.
When doubts and fears arise,
  Teach me Thy way;
When storms o'erspread the skies,
  Teach me Thy way.
Shine through the cloud and rain,
Through sorrow, toil, and pain;
Make Thou my pathway plain,
  Teach me Thy way.
Long as my life shall last,
  Teach me Thy way;
Where'er my lot be cast,
  Teach me Thy way.
Until the race is run,
Until the journey's done,
Until the crown is won,
  Teach me Thy way.
Kat Bond

Caersws, Powys, United Kingdom

I'm preparing a Lent service on the theme of "Take up your cross & follow me"--This brilliant hymn came back to me after years of not singing it as it isn't in the hymn books we use now. --I also was a Covenanter, & regularly sang this at meetings. It's the sort or hymn that really speaks directly from the heart/soul, offering hope & direction--Wonderful!


East Sussex, United Kingdom

Woke up remembering this song from when I was a Covenanter about 45 years ago. Helded me to wrestle with myself and my thoughts. Thank you Lord

Adams, Friday Lawrence

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

A great and wonderful inspirational hymn, any day, any time. My wife Hellen and my two daugthers, Esther and Awaji- itimikpan shall today 25/12/2022 present it as a speciall rendition at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Minikpiti-Rumuolumeni Deanery PortHarcourt, Rivers State. Teach me thy way O Lord!


London, United Kingdom

I Learnt this as a child in school and it has always been with me. Praise God....

Alison Allen

Gahanna, Ohio, United States

I am experiencing perhaps what Jacob experienced when he wrestled that lonely night. And the Holy Spirit brings to me the words of this song... Teach me thy way oh Lord

Jane Ault

Norwood, NY, United States

Fifty-four years ago, my husband and I included this beautiful hymn in our wedding. It's been our prayer throughout the years, and God is still teaching us his ways.


United States

I first learned this hymn in Hungarian when I was about 7. After more than 55 years, it remains one of my favorites. I am familiar with 8 verses and each one gives me so much comfort.

"Szívemet hozzád emelem,

És benned bízom, Uram;

És meg nem szégyeníttetem,

Nem nevet senki rajtam,

Mert szégyent nem vallanak,

Akik hozzád esedeznek,

Azok pironkodjanak,

Akik hitetlenül élnek."

Sue Murray

Sunderland, United Kingdom

Along with other contributors I learned this at St Gabriel's Church camp. It is also my "going home" hymn when the crown is won.

Jim Sweeney

Dunleer, Louth, Ireland

Love this old hymn from many years ago. It's truth still the same today. Thank you Holy Spirit for bringing to remembrance

Melanie Hannah

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Came to me this morning when things of the environment got to me. Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight. Lead me with heavenly light.