Wisdom (Smart)

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Wisdom  (1771) 
Attributed to Christopher Smart without evidence.
From the APPENDIX to the Hymns Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1771).


HYMN VIII.

WISDOM.

Father of Lights, conduct my feet
Thro' Life's dark, dang'rous road;
And, O, let ev'ry step still bring
Me nearer to my God.

Let Heaven-ey'd Prudence be my guide,
And, when I go astray,
Recall my feet, from folly's path,
Into a better way.

Teach me thro' ev'ry various scene
To keep my end in view, <10>
And whilst I tread life's mazy track
Let wisdom be my clue.

That Wisdom which is from above
Abundantly impart;
And let it guard, and guide, and warm,
And penetrate my heart;

Till it shall lead me to thyself,
Fountain of Bliss and Love:
And all my darkness be dispers'd
In endless light above. <20>

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