Sunday's Hymn: God's Providential Care and Guidance
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah---William Williams, known as the Isaac Watts* of Wales. This hymn was first written in Welsh. (Listen.)
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.
Lord, I trust Thy mighty power,
Wondrous are Thy works of old;
Thou deliver’st Thine from thralldom,
Who for naught themselves had sold:
Thou didst conquer, Thou didst conquer,
Sin, and Satan and the grave,
Sin, and Satan and the grave.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,Musing on my habitation,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of deaths, 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.
Musing on my heav’nly home,
Fills my soul with holy longings:
Come, my Jesus, quickly come;
Vanity is all I see;
Lord, I long to be with Thee!
Lord, I long to be with Thee
*We seem to have a bit of an Isaac Watts thing going. See below.
Other hymns, worship songs, etc. posted today:
- So Let Our Lips and Lives Express by Isaac Watts at Seasonings of the Heart
- Psalm 1 versified by Isaac Watts at Ian's Messy Desk
- Hymn 8, C. M. by Isaac Watts at Thirsty Theologian
- 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus at Jam and Books
- We Being Many at Chez Kneel
- The Collect for the first Sunday after Epiphany at Magic Statistics
- O Worship the King at Still Reforming
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