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.

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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.

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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.

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