William Williams… Yet Speaking

William Williams… Yet Speaking

 

I.

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty,
Hold me with Thy pow’rful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more.

 
 

II.

Open now the chrystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey thro’:
Strong Deliv’rer, strong Deliv’rer,
Be Thou still my strength and shield.

 
 

III.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of deaths, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee.

 
 

IV.

Musing on my habitation,
Musing on my heav’nly home,
Fills my soul with holy longings:
Come, my Jesus, quickly come;
Vanity is all I see;
Lord, I long to be with Thee!”

 
 

Williams, William [1717–1791], Praying for Strength, in J. Julian (Ed.), A Dictionary of Hymnology Volume One, (Dover, 1957), 77