163. Guide Us, O Thou Gracious Saviour

8.7.
by W. Williams, 1774
1
Guide us, O Thou gracious Saviour,
 
Pilgrims through this barren land;
 
We are weak, but Thou art mighty;
 
Hold us with Thy powerful hand.
 
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven!
 
Feed us now and evermore.
2
While we tread this vale of sorrow,
 
May we in Thy love abide;
 
Keep us ever, gracious Saviour,
 
Cleaving closely to Thy side;
 
Still relying, still relying,
 
On the Father's changeless love.
3
Saviour, come, we long to see Thee,
 
Long to dwell with Thee above,
 
And to know in full communion
 
All the sweetness of Thy love.
 
Come, Lord Jesus, come, Lord Jesus,
 
Take Thy waiting people home.