Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.@Psalm 73:24

Sophia T. Griswold, in The Prize, edited by George F. Root (Chicago, Illinois: Root & Cady, 1870), number 60.

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Tenderly guide us, O Shepherd of Love,
To the green pastures and waters above,
Guarding us ever by night and by day,
Never from Thee will we stray.

Refrain

Never, never,
Never, oh, never for Thou art the way;
Never, never,
Never from Thee will we stray.

What tho’ the heavens with clouds be o’ercast,
Fearful the tempest and bitter the blast;
What tho’ the river of death bar the way,
Never from Thee will we stray.

Over our weakness Thy strength hath been cast,
Keep us in meekness, Thine own till the last;
Then, safely folded, where Thou art the day,
Never from Thee will we stray.