Be thou my guardian and my guideAuthor: Isaac Williams
Tune: ABRIDGE (Smith)
Published in 29 hymnals
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1 Be thou my guardian and my guide,
and hear me when I call;
let not my slippery footsteps slide,
and hold me lest I fall.
2 The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell
around the path I tread;
O save me from the snares of hell,
thou quickener of the dead.
3 And if I tempted am to sin,
and outward things are strong,
do thou, O Lord, keep watch within,
and save my soul from wrong.
4 Still let me ever watch and pray,
and feel that I am frail;
that if the tempter cross my way,
yet he may not prevail.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #116
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Be Thou our [my] Guardian and our [my] Guide. J. Williams. [Divine Guidance sought.] Appeared in his Hymns on the Catechism, 1842, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines It is based on the petition in the Lord's Prayer, "And lead us not into temptation." In some collections it is changed from the plural to the singular throughout, as in Hymns Ancient & Modern, revised edition, 1875, No. 282, &c. It is given in several collections in Great Britain and America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #116||Be thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams (1802-1865)||CM||1 Corinthians 10:11-13; 1 John 2:15-17||2013||God | Protection of; Guidance | ; Lent | ; Sin | ; Temptation | ; The Second Sunday of Lent | Year B; The Third Sunday of Lent | Year C|
|Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #65||Be thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams||2008|
|Church Family Worship #124||Be thou my guardian and my guide||CM||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #635||Lord, be my guardian and my guide||2000|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #385||Be thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams, 1802-1865||CM||1 Corinthians 10:12-13; 1 Kings 8:28-30; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Corinthians 11:14; Mark 14:38; Psalm 17:5-6||2000||Lent I | Year B; Proper 10 | Year A; Third Sunday Before Advent | Year C; Second Sunday Before Advent | Year A; Lent ||
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #69||Be thou my guardian and my guide||Be thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams, 1802-1865||CM||1 John 2:16; Mark 14:38; Matthew 26:41; Psalm 8:5; Psalm 18:5; Psalm 140:4||2000||Confirmation | ; Faith, Trust and Commitment | ; Lent | ; New Year and Anniversaries | ; Protection | ; Temptation, Penitence and Forgiveness | ; The Journey of Life | ; The Pilgrim Community | ; Year A | Trinity Sunday; Year B | Palm Sunday: Liturgy of the Passion; Year B | Proper 22; Year C | Trinity Sunday|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #217||Be thou my guardian and my guide||CM||1983|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #55||Be thou my guardian and my guide||CM||1996|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #512||Be thou my guardian and my guide||CM||1999|
|Small Church Music #617||Abridge||Be Thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #671||Be Thou My Guardian and My Guide||Be Thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams||CM||<cite>Hymns on the Catechism</cite>, 1842|
|The New English Hymnal #64||Be thou my guardian and my guide||ABRIDGE||Isaac Williams, 1802-65||CM||1986||The Christian Year | Lent|