Don Fortner


(Tune: This Is My Father's World  #39 SMD)


Teach me to imitate,

Savior, Your grace and love;

A kind and gentle person make

Of me - Teach me to love.

Enable me to be,

As is my God above,

Forbearing, and to patiently

Excuse offense in love.


With all that I possess,

My Father, by Your love,

Teach me to be free, generous,

And use my goods in love.

As I am forgiven

By grace and freely loved,

Help me to be forgiving and

Show others they are loved.


Bridle my thoughts and words,

Spirit of God, with love;

Let every thought and word towards

Your saints express true love.

And when I leave this life

For heav'n's bright world of love,

May I leave in this world of strife

A trail of Christian love.