Dear Lord, take my hand, this I ask today. I need Thee every hour To lead me in Thy way. Thou art my strength and hope Wherever I may be; Dear Lord, take my hand And keep me close to Thee. With Thee, Lord, as my guide, I can never stray, No matter where the road, Or how rough may be the way. And with Thy sweet compassion, Such peace Thy love can bring; through the storm and strife To Thy hand I will cling. Lord, take my hand, Wherever I may be; Lord, take my hand, And hold me close to Thee.