Words: , in The Coun­cil School Hymn Book (No­vel­lo: 1905).

Music: Hal­ton Hol­gate, , in A Col­lect­ion of Mel­o­dies, cir­ca 1765. Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Aletta, , Ju­bi­lee (New York: 1858)
  • Canterbury, , 1623

Lord and Savior, true and kind,
Be the Master of my mind;
Bless, and guide, and strengthen still
All my powers of thought and will.

While I ply the scholar’s task,
Jesus Christ, be near, I ask;
Help the memory, clear the brain,
Knowledge still to seek and gain.

Here I train for life’s swift race;
Let me do it in Thy grace;
Here I arm me for life’s fight;
Let me do it in Thy might.

Thou hast made me mind and soul;
I for Thee would use the whole;
Thou hast died that I might live;
All my powers to Thee I give.

Striving, thinking, learning, still,
Let me follow thus Thy will,
Till my whole glad nature be
Trained for duty and for Thee.