Scripture Verse

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


Words: Bir­die Bell, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 133.

Music: Ben­ja­min F. Roe, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Benjamin F. Roe, Sr. (1876–1961)


I have felt His guid­ing hand all the way;
I have heard His sweet com­mand day by day;
He has made my heart re­joice
As I list­en to His voice,
Make the nar­row path thy choice and obey.


Blessèd hand! guid­ing hand!
Leading to the heav’n­ly land,
Where the wea­ry jour­ney o’er,
I shall praise Him ev­er­more.

When the clouds are dark o’er­head, He is near;
When the road is rough I tread, He doth cheer;
I can trust my heav’n­ly guide,
As I jour­ney at His side,
And what­ev­er may be­tide, I’ll not fear.


To my Fa­ther’s house I’ll come by and by,
For the pro­mised rest at home oft I sigh;
I shall see Him face to face,
Then I’ll praise His love and grace,
Which have led me to that place—home on high!