A Hymn for Meditation

O Master, Let me Walk with Youhymnal 

O Master, let me walk with you
in lowly paths of service true;
teach me your secret, help me bear
the stress of toil, the strain of care.

Help me the slow of heart to move
by some clear winning word of love;
teach me the wayward feet to stay,
and guide them in the homeward way.

Teach me your patience; share with me
a closer, dearer company
in work that keeps faith sweet and strong, i
n trust that triumphs over wrong.

By Washington Gladden 

  • If you had to sum up this hymn in one sentence, what would you say?
  • Some people say that God wants you to dream big, because God wants your dreams to come true. What does this hymnwriter think God wants?
  • This prayer song does not sound much like wish fulfillment. What blessing (or blessings) does the hymnwriter want to receive?
  • What is the work of the Master? (see verse 2)
  • What words in the hymn describe the experiences of one who follows the Master, doing the work of the Master?
  • What words describe the rewards of doing the work of the Master?