This God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even to the end.@Psalm 48:14
Henry K. Oliver (1800–1885)

Thomas W. Higginson, in A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion, by Samuel Longfellow & Samuel Johnson, 1846.

Federal Street Henry K. Oliver, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas W. Higginson (1823–1911)

To Thine eternal arms, O God,
Take us, Thine erring children, in;
From dangerous paths too boldly trod,
From wandering thoughts and dreams of sin.

Those arms were round our childhood’s ways,
A guard through helpless years to be;
O leave not our maturer days!
We still are helpless without Thee.

We trusted hope and pride and strength;
Our strength proved false, our pride was vain;
Our dreams have faded all at length—
We come to Thee, O Lord, again!

A guide to trembling steps yet be!
Give us of Thine eternal power!
So shall our paths all lead to Thee,
And life still smile, like childhood’s hour.