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.
Sharon Holl

Orangevale, California, United States

At 72 this song came to mind in my quiet time. I think I was 18 when I first heard it. Thank you fellow believers for sharing.



As I woke up this morning this song was on my heart. I could not recall all the lyrics so I quickly looked it up in my hymn book. It was not in the book. So I did a Google search and found it. Amazing how technology is creating quick solutions.

Frances Cullen

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful to find this on the internet - not in any of my hymn- or songbooks. Don't sing it nowadays, there are all new and syncopated songs. It was going round my head and I couldn't remember all the words.

However as the pianist has now been playing it endlessly for the past 10 minutes without flagging, I think I'll have to pull him gently off the piano stool... You can get too much of a good thing!

Ed, Nation Of The Gathered Children Of God

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Just now, Our Lord is yet again the Teacher of His way--teaching me to love my brothers and sisters all over the world with a newly-felt love, even with tears, as I read of the love of His bride for the Bridegroom.

Thank you my brothers and sisters, for through you and your precious words of Love for Our Lord, does He teach me to love you more deeply; and I pray He will ever teach me His way more perfectly...to love you as He loves you.

In HIs undying love and grace,


John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

(See also: Acts 17:26, Romans 1:5, King James Version)


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!