Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (George J. Elvey)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-31)  CPDL #62623:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-31).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-01-31)  CPDL #62622:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-31).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
Composer: George J. Elvey
Tune: Pilgrimage
Lyricist: William Williamscreate page

Translation by Peter Williams

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 47

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 214
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Original text and translations

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Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand:
bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fiery cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through:
strong deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
death of death, and hell’s destruction,
land me safe on Canaan’s side:
songs and praises
I will ever give to thee.