Trusted Tutor


Tune: Kingsfold

('I heard the voice of Jesus say')

Adapted from 'Prayer to the Divine Tutor'.

A prayer by St Clement of Alexandria, 150-215AD


Be kind to your little children

Lord, bless them even then

This is what we ask of you, for

You are their Tutor sure

You are Israel's guide, your Son

Jesus Christ He the One

And you are the Father also

A Trinity, we know


Grant that by doing what you told

Us to do, we your fold

May achieve a faithful likeness

Of your image, no less

As far as it is possible

To be for humans all

And you a good god may we find

And lenient Judge kind


May we all live in the peace here

That comes from you, it clear

May we journey to your city

And calm our passage be

Through the waters of sin, touched not

By the waves, that our lot

Born tranquilly along by your

Holy Spirit, guide pure


He is your Wisdom, beyond all

Human wisdom's recall

Night and day until the last day

Of all, may we sing, say

Praises and thanks, you who alone

Are Father, Son, this known

With the Holy Spirit you be

Our Tutor constantly

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 6th, 2023 03:19
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format. I've reached to 3rd Century AD in these old prayers! It's not a prayer for every Century, but a selection of about 10 old prayers from ye olden days. I forget sometimes that the Psalms are all over 2,000 years old, and more like about 3,000 years old!
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Neville

    I once trusted one of my teachers from primary school .. he is still serving time for something dreadful

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. I once trusted a prisoner until he asked me for money, and then more money.....
      Can ya beat a bit of tutoring?

    • crypticbard

      "Be kind to your children" and at times it is so difficult not to exasperate these little people. But we strive to be for them what no one else can, it's far and thoroughly a jungle out there.

      • orchidee

        Thanks CB. Sometimes, in ye olden days more perhaps, everyone of any age were called 'children'.

      • Bella Shepard

        The quintessential tutor, for without whom we are lost. Good write dear Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Bella.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

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