Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14


Words: Will­iam N. Ev­ans, in The Shin­ing Ri­ver, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Per­kins & Will­iam O. Per­kins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1875), num­ber 39.

Music: Wood Ri­ver Ar­thur Bak­er, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ev­ans or Bak­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


As wan­d’ring on life’s jour­ney
Our du­ty to ful­fill,
We meet with dis­ap­point­ments,
Be God our help­er still;
Then, though we feel dis­cour­aged,
Hope still will point the way
Through scenes of toil and dark­ness
To ev­er­last­ing day.

O Fa­ther! lead us on­ward,
And be our jour­ney blest,
Till, all our la­bors ended,
We come to Thee for rest;
And hope shall fill our bo­soms,
Till, stand­ing near the throne,
We hear the bless­èd sen­tence,
Thou child of God, well done!