The music of this week, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah by William Williams (Music by: John Hughes), is a hymn of pilgrimage and it is published in 1,609 hymnals. The fear of the unknown and the uncertainty of future brings about some discomfort in our lives. This hymn assures us of the fact that our Great Jehovah takes the lead as we embark on our journey of life. We need not to be afraid of what the future holds, rather, we should keep rejoicing as we go because our steps are ordered by our Great Jehovah. This hymn of pilgrimage can be sung at any time of the year as a prayer for divine guidance and providence.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.