Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14


J. S. Kimbrough

Words: J. S. Kim­brough, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 50.

Music: Ma­ple­wood Frank B. Smith (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a good pho­to of Smith (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Kim­brough, would you ?


Along life’s pathway lead Thou me,
My stay and comfort ever be,
While on my weary pilgrim way,
Dear Savior, lead me day by day.


O lead me when the way is dark,
And tempest tossed is my frail bark;
And when I cross cold Jordan’s stream,
Upon Thine arms O let me lean.

When waves of sorrow o’er me roll,
And doubts and fears oppress my soul,
O let me still Thy footsteps see,
And hear Thy voice still calling me.


When from Thee, Lord, my feet would stray,
And wander from Thy fold away,
O draw me by Thy love and grace,
To seek again my Savior’s face.


And when life’s conflict shall be o’er,
Its griefs and cares oppress no more,
Across death’s dark and stormy sea,
O blessèd Savior, lead Thou me.