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, bread of heaven
Feed me now and evermore,
Feed me now and evermore.
Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow,
Let the fiery and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey though;
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield,
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 of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee, I will ever give to thee.
Words by Peter Williams (1726-94)
Trans. Peter Williams, 1771