Friday, September 28, 2007

"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 powerful hand; Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more, 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, 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, I will ever give to Thee.

Words: William Williams (1745) Music: John Hughes (1907)

I love the music to this beautiful hymn. It was also sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Listen to it here.

Images courtesy of A Source of Joy


Beka said...

I love this hymn... we are indeed pilgrims in this barren land. May our Great Jehovah continue to guide us all!

Cathy said...

Amen, Beka!

Saija said...

just lovely ... the pictures and the hymn! thank you for posting this ...

Cathy said...

Thanks, Saija, I'm glad it blessed you. And you are welcome.