Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


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


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?


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


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


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