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My Guide

Representative Text

1 The word of God shall be my guide
And teach me every day;
Its truth will keep me near his side
And help me go his way.

2 There is a life for me to live,
And God would be therein,
That by his presence he may give
The power to strive and win.

Source: Children's Hymnal #77

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Word of God shall be my guide
Title: My Guide
Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Children's Hymnal #77

Hymns for Junior Worship #d99

Sing to the Lord #d228

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