Guide Us, Lord

Representative Text

Guide us, Lord! while, hand in hand,
Journeying toward the better land;
Foes we know are to be met,
Snares the pilgrim’s path beset;
Clouds upon the valley rest,
Rough and dark the mountain’s breast;
And our home may not be gained,
Save through trials well sustained.

Guide us, while we onward move,
Linked in closest bonds of love,
Striving for the holy mind,
And the soul from sense refined;
That when life no longer burns,
And the dust to dust returns,
With the strength which Thou hast given
We may rise to Thee and heaven.

God of mercy! on Thee, all
Humbly for Thy guidance call;
Save us from the evil tongue,
From the heart that thinketh wrong,
From the sins, whate’er they be,
That divide the soul from Thee.
God of grace! on Thee we rest;
Bless us, and we shall be blest.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #62

Text Information

First Line: Guide us, Lord, while hand in hand
Title: Guide Us, Lord
Source: Beard's A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (London: John Green, 1837)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


GUIDE (Wells)

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit,…

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