Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer



Cwm Rhondda. J.Hughes. (1905)

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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 pow’rful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
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 deliv’rer, strong deliv’rer,
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 and praises, songs and praises,
I will ever give to Thee,
I will ever give to Thee.

W.Williams (1745). Tr. P.Williams (1771)

Added: 11 March 2021 for 4th Sunday of Lent, year B

Organ: Little Waldingfield