Lead me in your truth and teach me for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 25 verse 5

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 25 verse 12

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32 verse 8

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psalm 51 verse 6

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Psalm 86 verse 11

Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law.

Psalm 94 verse 12

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good spirit lead me on level ground.

Psalm 143 verse 10

All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace.            

Isaiah chapter 54 verse 13

Jesus said: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew chapter 11 verse 29

Jesus said: It is written in the prophets, "And they shall all be taught by God". Therefore, everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.

John chapter 6 verse 45

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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England I wrote this poem in 1972, some 5 years before committing my life to Christ. I was in Winchester, county Hampshire, in the grounds of the cathedral. Although I was not a Christian at the time, and had no interest in Christianity, yet there was something about the cathedral that inspired me, that made me feel safe and secure. I would go in from time to time and just sit and be in the presence of - whatever the presence was inside that great building. I didn't know what it was then, although I do know now. It was the presence of God, permeating the very walls through centuries of prayer and worship. I have no doubt that that atmosphere of holiness had a significant impact on my soul, however ignorant I was of it at the time.

steeper still the morning shadows edge
their way through paper windows
pray for silence at the holy hour
lift your eyes to drink the light
feel the sweetness
hear the warmth
taste the music
of the dawning
open hands to
let the saviour in
many-coloured is the morning sky
and brighter still
his wisdom eye

your Lord is watching

take his hand and let him lead you
thru the peaceful pastures
of his kingdom
thru the tearless forests
of his universe domain
the air is full of singing
full of joy
it is the morning

don't let nite-time take you
by surprise

Copyright © 1972, Matthew Hilton