from Gianni Schicci, O mio babbino caro
lyrics, William K. Brehm
text adaptation, Loretta Giles
“Teach me to know Thy way.”
The thoughts expressed in this lyric are not related solely to the 23rd Psalm, but beyond that, to the notion that I need not only to be led — but often comforted — by means beyond those that I might think of as the merely worldly; and that I need to be reminded also that I owe others the love that I myself would like to receive.