1 I have felt His guiding hand all the way;
I have heard His sweet command day by day;
He has made my heart rejoice
As I listen to His voice,
Make the narrow path thy choice and obey.
Blessèd hand! guiding hand!
Leading to the heav’nly land,
Where the weary journey o’er,
I shall praise Him evermore.
2 When the clouds are dark o’erhead, He is near;
When the road is rough I tread, He doth cheer;
I can trust my heav’nly guide,
As I journey at His side,
And whatever may betide, I’ll not fear. [Refrain]
3 To my Father’s house I’ll come by and by,
For the promised rest at home oft I sigh;
I shall see Him face to face,
Then I’ll praise His love and grace,
Which have led me to that place—home on high! [Refrain]
C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.
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Display Title: His Guiding HandFirst Line: I have felt His guiding hand all the wayTune Title: [I have felt His guiding hand all the way]Author: Birdie BellSource: The Best Gospel Songs and Their Composers (Dalton, GA: A. J. Showalter Company, 1904)