Child's Prayer at entering Church

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Child's Prayer at entering Church  (1859) 
by Lydia Sigourney
Printed in Cheshire Pastoral Association. Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship. A Collection Compiled by a Committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association. Fifty-first ed. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Co., 1859. Copyright 1844. Page 379.

   LORD, lead my heart to learn;
      Prepare my ears to hear;
   And let me useful knowledge seek,
     In thy most holy fear.

   If unforgiven sin
      Within my bosom lies,
   Or evil motives linger there
      T' offend thy perfect eyes,—

   Remove them far away,
      Inspire me with thy love,
   That I may please thee here below,
      And dwell with thee above.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.