Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14

Introduction

Words: Er­ic Gam­brell, in The New Evan­gel (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1911), num­ber 97.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gam­brell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Lyrics

Hide not Thy face, O Lord of Grace;
Thou who hast tast­ed woe;
Thro’ er­ror’s night lend Thou Thy light
To guide me as I go!
Guide me, guide me, in this world of woe;
Thro’ er­ror’s night lend Thou Thy light
To guide me as I go!

On Cal­v’ry’s tree a thief to Thee
Turned his re­pent­ant eyes,
And for the gloom of death’s dark doom
Thou gav­est pa­ra­dise!
Guide me, guide me, guard me with Thine eyes,
And for the gloom of death’s dark doom
Thou gav­est pa­ra­dise!

E’en so thro’ tears of bur­dened years
Earth’s child­ren cry to Thee,
Whose blood was spilt that hu­man guilt
Be par­doned, full and free!
Guide me, guide me, hear my cry to Thee,
Whose blood was spilt that hu­man guilt
Be par­doned, full and free!

Contrite they plead their ev­ery need,
Thy grace will e’en ful­fill,
To life’s last breath, thro’ gloom of death,
Guide Thou the way­ward still!
Guide me, guide me, that I do Thy will,
To life’s last breath, thro’ gloom of death,
Guide Thou the way­ward still!