Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss, Gos­pel Songs (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1874), num­ber 58.

Music: Al­ma­den S. H. Price (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Price’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

Lyrics

Tho’ the way be some­times drea­ry,
Father, lead Thou me!
Tho’ the heart be some­times wea­ry,
Father, lead Thou me!
Tho’ a host en­camp be­fore me,
Fearless will I be!
With Thy ban­ner float­ing o’er me,
Father, lead Thou me!

Thro’ the val­ley dark and lone­ly,
Father, lead Thou me!
Give me then Thy pre­sence on­ly,
Father, lead Thou me!
When I hear the bil­low roar­ing,
Bid the sha­dows flee;
Then my faint­ing soul re­stor­ing,
Father, lead Thou me!

Sins op­pose and fears alarm me:
Father, lead Thou me!
Led by Thee there’s naught can harm me:
Father, lead Thou me!
By Thy migh­ty pow­er sur­round­ed,
Trusting all to Thee,
Let me ne­ver be con­found­ed:
Father, lead Thou me!