Scripture Verse

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


Words: Lou­ise F. Ema­nu­el, 1907.

Music: I. Al­lan San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

I. Allan Sankey (1874–1915)


Guide my foot­steps, Fa­ther,
Lead me lest I stray;
Let Thy hand un­er­ring
Point out all my way.
When the road is drea­ry,
And my soul is sad,
When my heart is wea­ry,
Do Thou make me glad.


Be my rock and fort­ress,
Be my strength and stay;
Like a ten­der shep­herd lead me,
Lead me safe­ly all the way.

As I jour­ney onward
To the home above;
All my path­way shel­ter
With Thy wings of love.
’Neath them my pa­vil­ion,
Naught can me alarm.
Shining sun, or sha­dow,
Neither work­eth harm.


Guide my foot­steps, Fa­ther,
Night draws on apace;
Working hours of bright­ness
To the dark give place.
Guide my foot­steps, Fa­ther,
What have I to fear?
Thou my joy­ful por­tion,
Thou my guide sin­cere!