Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: A. B. Em­mons, in Songs of the Bi­ble, ed­it­ed by Alon­zo Ab­bey & Will­iam A. Og­den (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Per­kin­pine & Hig­gins, 1873), num­ber 127.

Music: Al­on­zo J. Ab­bey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

’Tis God’s own hand that leadeth me,
Along my lonely way;
But not because He needeth me,
I need Him for my stay.

Refrain

So God’s own hand doth lead me on,
Thro’ darkness and thro’ gloom,
And well I know, where’er I go,
His hand will lead me home.
Home, sweet home,
My dear, my heavenly home;
And well I know, where’er I go,
His hand will lead me home.

’Tis God’s own hand that leadeth me,
Along my toilsome way;
And since in love He feedeth me,
I’ll trust Him day by day.

Refrain

’Tis God’s own hand that leadeth me,
Along my pilgrim way;
And every day He speedeth me
Towards Heav’n’s eternal day.

Refrain