Scripture Verse

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


Dale Rogers (1946–)

Words: Ar­ranged by Dale Ro­gers, 2010 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: El Pa­so Charles D. Till­man, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Till­man,

Charles D. Tillman (1861–1943)


Life is like a soar­ing air­craft,
Be a pil­ot strong and brave;
We must make the flight suc­cess­ful,
From the cra­dle to the grave;
Watch the clouds, the hills, the tow­ers;
Never fal­ter, al­ways spry;
Keep your hand upon the steer­ing,
And your eye upon the sky.


Blessèd Sav­ior, Thou wilt guide us,
Till we reach that bliss­ful shore;
Where the an­gels wait to join us
In Thy praise for­ev­er­more.

You will fly o’er grades of tri­al;
You will cross the winds of strife;
See that Christ is your in­struct­or
On this light­ning flight of life;
Always mind­ful of ob­struct­ions,
Do your du­ties ev­er nigh;
Keep your feet upon the pe­dals,
And your eye up­on the sky.


You will oft­en find ob­struct­ions;
Look for storms and wind and rain;
Look for icy fog and twist­ers,
They will try to crash your plane;
Put your trust alone in Je­sus;
Never fal­ter, ne­ver shy;
Keep your fo­cus on the fly­ing,
And your eye up­on the sky.


As you fly across the can­yon,
Soaring o’er the chasm wide,
Then you’ll see the des­ti­na­tion,
Into which your plane will glide;
There you’ll meet the mas­ter pi­lots,
God the Fa­ther, God the Son,
With the hearty, joy­ous, plau­dit,
Weary pi­lot, wel­come home!