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-and-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!