Guide and Guard

Guide and guard us, O our Father

Author: F. E. Belden
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Guide and guard us, O our Father,
Till another Sabbath-day;
Shield us with Thy holy presence,
Lead us in the righteous way.

2. Now we thank Thee for Thy blessing
On this sacred day of rest,
And for truths which Thou hast shown us
In Thy word divinely blest.

3. Ev'ry day and ev'ry moment
We are safe if Thou art near;
From all danger Thou canst rescue,
In our sorrows Thou canst cheer.

4. We will trust Thy constant watch-care,
For Thou knowest what is best;
O, forever guide and guard us,
Till we reach our final rest!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #805

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Guide and guard us, O our Father
Title: Guide and Guard
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Choice Light and Life Songs #141

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Christ in Song #805

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Gathered Jewels #129

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d364

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Pearly Portals #93

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #280

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