Scripture Verse

Choose you this day whom ye will serve…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Introduction

Words: Charles M. Ro­bin­son, in Soul Win­ning Songs (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1898), num­ber 224.

Music: Da­vos Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ro­bin­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Peter P. Bilhorn
(1865–1936)

Lyrics

We are bound for Canaan land,
Tenting by the way;
Who shall lead us on the road?
Choose your king today.

Refrain

Dare to stand like Joshua,
Dare to say the word;
As for me and for my house,
We will serve the Lord.

Many trials we have seen,
Thus far on our way;
He hath led us safely thro’;
Shall He lead today?

Refrain

When the dark Red Sea of doubt
Billowed in our way;
Then He parted every wave—
So He will today.

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Can we safely trust a guide
Who knows not the way?
God hath traveled every foot—
Shall He lead today?

Refrain

Just before us Jordan rolls,
Right across the way;
We can safely trust the Lord,
He shall lead today.

Refrain