Hymn Guide Me O’Thou Great Redeemer

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Hymns For Your Service

Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
Words by Peter Willkims (1726-94)

This hymn is suitable as the third hymn sung after the signing of the register, which usually speaks of the desire that God goes with you into the future to help you live out your vows.

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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 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.

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