Be Thou a smooth way before me,
Be Thou a guiding star above me,
Be Thou a keen eye behind me,
This day, this night, for ever.
I am weary, and I am forlorn,
Lead Thou me to the land of angels,
Methinks it were time I went for a space
To the court of Christ, to the peace of heaven;
I Only Thou O God of life,
Be at peace with me, be my support,
Be to me as a star, be to me as a helm,
From my lying down in peace to my rising anew.