Scripture Verse

He will guide you into all truth. John 16:13

Introduction

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Catherine G. Thompson
1817–1893

Words: Ca­ther­ine G. Thomp­son, in Hymns for the Use of the Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, re­vised ed­i­tion (New York: Lane & Scott, New York, 1849), num­ber 13 in sup­ple­ment. Re­wards of ear­ly pi­ety.

Music: Ben­e­dic­tion (Mann) Ar­thur H. Mann, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur H. Mann
1850–1929

Lyrics

God has said—Forever blessèd
Those who seek Me in their youth—
They shall find the path of wisdom,
And the narrow way of truth
;
Guide us, Savior,
In the narrow way of truth.

Be our strength, for we are weakness;
Be our wisdom and our guide;
May we walk in love and meekness,
Nearer to our Savior’s side:
Naught can harm us,
While we thus in Thee abide.

Thus, when evening shades shall gather,
We may turn our tearless eye
To the dwelling of our Father,
To our home beyond the sky—
Gently passing
To the happy land on high.