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Guide thou my steps, I cry to thee

Guide thou my steps, I cry to thee

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Guide thou my steps, I cry to thee]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Guide thou my steps, I cry to thee,
When clouds my pathway hide;
Then, Lord, I pray thee, help thou me
Press closer to thy side.

Tho' oft afflictions cloud my days,
'Mid all my griefs I'll sing thy praise;
For tho' my way shadowed be,
Thou still doest love and care for me.

2 Thro' darkest days I catch the glow,
Of thine unfailing love,
And still it shines for me, I know,
The night and storm above. [Chorus]

3 I shall not fall, when thou art near,
For thou my strength will be;
Nor cloud, nor shadow will I fear,
Thou still wilt care for me. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #146

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Guide thou my steps, I cry to thee
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Though oft afflictions cloud my days



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Choice Hymns No. 1 #91

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The Service of Praise #59

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The Voice of Praise #146

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