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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy pow'rful hand;
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through;
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
Be thou still my Strength and Shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's Destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side;
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever give to thee.

William Williams (Welch), 1745
St. 1 translated by Peter Williams, 1771
St. 2 and 3 translated by William Williams, c. 1772

Tune: CWM Rhondda, John Hughes, 1907


Willow said...

One of my all time favorites! Now I get to hum it all afternoon!

C.W.S. said...

One of the all-time great hymns of the church. Thanks, Dorothy.

John said...

Great hymn, Dorothy. Thank you for the encouraging comment you left a few days ago. I have thought often since then about the blessing of other people's prayers.