167. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

1 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim though this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,
feed me till my want is o'er.

2 Open now the crystal fountain
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through;
strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield.

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside!
Death of death, and hell's destruction,
land me safe on Canaan's side!
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee.

Text Information
First Line: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Translator: Peter Williams (1722-1796)
Author: William Williams (1717-1791)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87 87 (7)
Scripture: Exodus 13:21-22; Exodus 16:15; Exodus 17:6; Isaiah 48:21; John 6:32; Joshua 3:7-17; Nehemiah 9:19-21; Numbers 20:11; Psalm 28:7; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 99:7; Psalm 105:37-43; Revelation 22:1
Topic: The Activity of God: God in human experience; The Church Celebrates: Death and Grieving; Death and Bereavement (4 more...)
Language: English
Notes: The last line of each verse is repeated.
Tune Information
Composer: John Hughes, of Pontypridd (1873-1932)
Meter: 87 87 87 (7)
Key: G Major or modal

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