The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus! Guide Our Way

For Epiphany

Words: "Jesu, geh voran," Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinsendorff (1700-1760)
Translation: Arthur Tozer Russel, 1851

Music: Melody of "Sellen-Bräutigam."
Proper to this Hymn. Harmonized by B. Brähmig

Source: J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #84, p. 129.

1. Jesus! guide our way
    To eternal day!
So shall we, no more delaying,
Follow Thee, Thy voice obeying;
    Lead us by Thy hand,
    To our Father's land!

2. When we danger meet,
    Steadfast make our feet!
Lord, preserve us uncomplaining,
'Mid the darkness round us reigning!
    Through adversity
    Lies our way to Thee.

3. When we seek relief
    From a long-felt grief,
When temptations come alluring,
Make us patient and enduring;
    Show us that bright shore
    Where we weep no more!

4. Order all our way
    Through this mortal day;
In our toil with aid be near us;
In our need with succour cheer us;
    When life's course is o'er,
    Open Thou the door.

Sheet Music from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #84, p. 129.

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