Jesus, be our Guide

Representative Text

1 Jesus! be our Guide,
As thro' life we glide;
Faithfully in our behavior
May we follow Thee, dear Savior,
Lead us by Thy hand
Thro' to fatherland.

2 When the world is cold,
Let us to Thee hold;
When the cup of sorrow draining,
May we do so uncomplaining;
For thro' trials we
Find our way to Thee.

3 When affliction's smart
Anguishes the heart--
Though our life be woe and weakness,
Help us bear our cross in meekness;
May we keep in mind,
God's a Father kind.

4 Order Thou our ways,
Lord! Through all our days;
Though our path be dark and cheerless,
Jesus with us, we'll be fearless;
Open, when life's o'er,
Lord! to us Thy door!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #406

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >

Translator: Louis Heyl

Heyl, Louis, several of whose translations from the German are in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, Ohio, 1880, is a Custom House officer in Philadelphia. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, be our Guide
German Title: Jesu geh voran
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Translator: Louis Heyl
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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