For Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.@Psalm 31:3

Lel­ia N. Mor­ris, in Ju­bil­ant Voic­es, ed­it­ed by W. How­ard Doane, Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, Charles H. Gab­ri­el & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1905), num­ber 3 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)

On the ocean of life we are sailing,
For the Canaan above we are bound;
We are certain the port to be gaining,
Since the heavenly Pilot we’ve found.

Refrain

Pilot me, pilot me;
Take the helm in Thine own hand,
Bring my sinking bark to land;
Pilot me, pilot me;
Pilot me.

For He knows where the dangers are lurking,
Where the rocks and the hidden reefs lie;
We are safe tho’ the billows are breaking,
And the hungry waves dash mountains high.

Refrain

Soon the haven our bark will be nearing,
The Jerusalem golden and fair;
Soon the lights of the city appearing,
Soon the home of the ransomed we’ll share.

Refrain