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.

Woodburn, IN, United States

God laid this hymn on my heart last night while I was laying in bed so I got up this morning and looked up the words. The melody and lyrics were such an encouragement. It is a simple prayer. God's ways are not our ways. That's why we must "learn" them. Father, teach me Thy way!


Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

A little depressed today and when singing through the lyric, it really brought tears out. Lord never promised a rose garden but He did promised that He will never forsake us. We have to follow His lead, listen to His words and learn to be like Him. (there are 2 verses on my copy)

Jen Yeo

Sarawak, Malaysia

God spoke to me through this hymn today at the Sunday Service, I was deeply moved. For months, I feel helpless and the problems keep adding up, but I know Lord You will carry me through eventually. 'Live more by faith and less in sight' is a lesson I need to learn and obey until the journey's done, until the crown is won.

Vivian McClellan

Auburn, WA, United States

Three mornings in a row I woke up with this hymn coursing through my brain. I decided God was speaking to me through it, so I looked it up here and was blessed by it all over again.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

The Lord wants us to know His ways, not just His acts and commandments, though we surely need to keep all His commandments that apply to the New Testament age. We are assured that the Lord answers all prayers that are according to His will (1 John 5:14), so He will answer the prayer of this song, but the answer will most likely take us through sufferings as this song says.

This song's prayer is the same that of Psalm 25 (Ps 25:4-5,8-10,12,14). Ps 25 is the 1st alphabetic psalm. I think the reason for the alphabetic psalms is to make them easy to memorize. Thus, as said by Matt, this is a very good hymn/prayer to memorize. It will help us to endure trials that will surely come in our life. We will learn the Lord's ways through the experience, and there will be sweetness in it.

I called this hymn today at our church's Lord's Table. We sung it twice. A brother told me that this was the best hymn I had ever called.


Nottingham, United Kingdom

Learnt this at Sunday school when I was young and today it all came back to me and gave great comfort. :) A very simple hymn to memorise and such strong words, so glad to find it here when I checked I had remembered it right!

The Voice

Freetown, Lowerpipeline, Sierra Leone

Wow our choir master taught me this song a few years back he's gone now but this song inspired me in many ways.


Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, United Kingdom

I memorised this hymn as a teenager about 40 years ago. I have returned to it time after time in all the various trials of life. It never fails to uplift me, This was my prayer as a young person, and God has been faithfully answering it through all sorts of trials. "He is faithful that promised."


Bonham, Texas, United States

I have been given many blessings in my life, thank You Jesus. But singing isn't one of them. I would love to hear it .

Nigel Morrison

Sunderland, United Kingdom

This hymn is so special. It is the camp hymn of St. Gabriel's church camp. 100 years old this year.

The organist from St Gabs added a fantastic descent for verse three.

This is my farewell hymn.