Joyful Harts Music Library
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1)
make remarks about the time of Lent. Each year devotions, meditation, and actions are chosen which will help us to contemplate the struggle and sacrifice Jesus made for us through His death and resurrection. Emphasize that as we face our challenges and struggles, we need Jesus to guide our every step - both physically and spiritually.
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) read the scripture... Matthew 4:1-11. Let the song end.
3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more;
Bread of heaven...
feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
be thou still my strength and shield;
be thou still my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
death of death and hell's destruction,
land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
Songs of praises...
I will ever give to thee.