My Savior’s Guiding Hand

Passing through this world, a stranger

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Passing through this world, a stranger]
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1 Passing through this world, a stranger,
Still I know my gracious Guide,
And the Hand that shields from danger,
Whate’er evil may betide.

Jesus’ Hand it is that guides me,
With the scar that shows His love;
Since His guiding Hand He gave me,
All my pathway leads above.

2 From the depths my cry ascended,
From the Heights He bent to hear,
Lifted up, redeemed, befriended,
Jesus’ Hand still keeps me near. [Refrain]

3 Through the path of Pain and Sorrow,
Heavy-laden, sore oppressed,
Pointing to a brighter morrow,
Jesus’ Hand upheld and blessed. [Refrain]

4 Day by day upon me resting,
Leading toward you Better Land,
While the storm and tempest breasting,
Let me feel that guiding Hand. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #67

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Passing through this world, a stranger
Title: My Savior’s Guiding Hand
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Jesus’ Hand it is that guides me
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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The Voice of Thanksgiving #67

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