Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
pilgrim though this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fiery cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through;
strong Deliverer,
be thou still my Strength and Shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
bear me through the swelling current,
land me safe on Canaan's side;
songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee.

Words: William Williams, 1745;
trans. Peter Williams, 1771, alt.

Music: Pilgrimage, Cwm Rhondda, Caersalem

Meter: 87 87 87

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.