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Jesus, lead us with thy power

Jesus, lead us with thy power

Author: William Williams
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: William Williams

William Williams, called the "Watts of Wales," was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest's Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick. His two principal poetical works are "Hosannah to the Son of David," and "Gloria in Excelsis." --Annotati… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, lead us with thy power
Author: William Williams


Jesus, lead us with Thy power. W. Williams. [In Temptation—Security in Jesus.] Published in his Gloria in Excelsis; or Hymns of Praise, &c, 1772, No. 35, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines In modern hymn-books it is usually given as "Jesus, lead me by Thy power." Original text in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise, 1862. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Christ in Song #561

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d107

Glad Tidings #d77

Glorious Tidings #d69

Gospel Hymns #d262

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Hymns of Worship #394

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Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #72

The Bible Hymn Book #d119

The Book of Praise #d154

The Good Old Songs #d290

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