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Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah


Written in 1745 by William Williams of Wales, it tells the story of how God cared for the Israelites during their exile and wanderings through the desert wilderness for 40 years.

“And during that time, God provided for them with MANNA to eat, a sort of wafer-bread made of honey, which fell with the dew on the ground each day.” (Exodus 16).

And God spoke to Moses, “Strike the large rock at Horeb with your staff!” Moses obeyed, and a great stream of water issued forth – pure and clean to drink. (Exodus 17).

The hymn says:

          “Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow.”


          “Bread of Heaven feed me (till I want no more) now and evermore.”

Sometimes, we too, like the Hebrews, may feel we are walking through a desert wilderness in need of Heavenly support and guidance.

And as followers of JESUS CHRIST we are assured that He will supply all our needs, for Jesus Himself said “I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE – those who come to Me will never go hungry; and whoever believes in Me will never thirst again.” (John 6).

So, let us put all our trust in Jesus, who cares for and loves us all, Jesus who is our Saviour and Friend.


          Guide me O Thou great Jehovah

          Pilgrim through this barren land

          I am weak, but Thou art mighty

          Hold me with Thy powerful hand.


          Strong deliverer be Thou still my strength and shield

          Lead me all my journey through

          Songs of Praises I will ever give You.


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