Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Johann H. Schein
(1586–1630)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns on Se­lect Pas­sag­es of the Ho­ly Scrip­tures (Bri­stol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 1, num­ber 138.

Music: Ei­sen­ach Jo­hann H. Schein, 1628. Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (1685–1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

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.