Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
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 now and ever more;
Feed me now and ever more.
Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing waters flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer;
Ever be my strength and shield;
Ever be 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 sing to you;
I will ever sing to you.
Words by Peter Willkims (1726-94)