Scripture Verse

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


Words: Fred­er­ick L. Hos­mer, in the Chris­tian Re­gis­ter (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1883).

Music: Fel­low­ship Al­fred G. Wat­hall, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wat­hall (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hos­mer,

Frederick L. Hosmer (1840–1929)


I lit­tle see, I lit­tle know,
Yet I can fear no ill;
He who hath guid­ed me till now
Will be my lead­er still.

No bur­den yet was on me laid
Of trou­ble or of care,
But He my trem­bling step hath stayed,
And giv’n me strength to bear.

I know not what be­yond may lie,
But look, in hum­ble faith,
Into a larg­er life to die,
And find new birth in death.

He will not leave my soul for­lorn;
I still must find Him true,
Whose mer­cies have been new each morn
And ev­ery ev­en­ing new.

Upon His pro­vi­dence I lean,
As lean in faith I must;
The les­son of my life hath been
A heart of grate­ful trust.

And so my on­ward way I fare
With hap­py heart and calm,
And min­gle with my dai­ly care
The mu­sic of my psalm.