Text:Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Author:William Williams
Translator (stanza 1):Peter Williams
Translator (stanzas 2-3):William Williams
Composer:John Hughes
Media:Audio recording

65. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

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1 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim through 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 I want no more;
feed me till I want no more.

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;
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;
I will ever give to thee.

Text Information
First Line: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Title: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Original Language: Welsh
Author: William Williams (1762)
Translator (stanza 1): Peter Williams (1771)
Translator (stanzas 2-3): William Williams (1772)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
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Topic: Death; Dying in Christ; Funeral (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Hughes (1907)
Key: G Major

Text Information:

Few Welsh hymns are as well known or loved as this 18th-century text that did not gain its popular tune until the early 20th century. In both its original text and in English translation, it is a stirring hymn of pilgrimage filled with vivid imagery from Hebrew scripture.

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