Friday, May 8, 2009

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Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Text: William Williams, 1717-1791; trans. from the Welsh by Peter Williams and the author


 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.

2 comments:

fiddleforever_bga said...

Those are beautiful pictures!!! Is that flower in the first picture a bleeding heart? Whatever it is, it's beautiful!!:D
Thank you for posting that hymn; it's a beautiful one.
-Bethany

SJ said...

Love the first one, great placing of the flower!