By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light.@Exodus 13:21
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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume I, number 138.

Eisenach Johann H. Schein, 1628; harmony by Johann S. Bach (1685-1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann H. Schein (1586-1630)

Captain of Israel’s host, and guide
Of all who seek the land above,
Beneath Thy shadow we abide,
The cloud of Thy protecting love;
Our strength Thy grace, our rule Thy Word;
Our end, the glory of the Lord.

By Thine unerring Spirit led,
We shall not in the desert stray,
The light of man’s direction need,
Or miss our providential way;
As far from danger as from fear,
While love, almighty love, is near.