LDS Hymns

#101 Guide Me to Thee

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1. Jesus, my Savior true,
Guide me to thee.
Help me thy will to do.
Guide me to thee.
E’en in the darkest night,
As in the morning bright,
Be thou my beacon light.
Guide me to thee.

2. Through this dark world of strife,
Guide me to thee.
Teach me a better life.
Guide me to thee.
Let thy redeeming pow’r
Be with me ev’ry hour.
Be thou my safety tow’r.
Guide me to thee.

3. When strife and sin arise,
Guide me to thee.
When tears bedim my eyes,
Guide me to thee.
When hopes are crushed and dead,
When earthly joys are fled,
Thy glory round me shed.
Guide me to thee.

4. When silent death draws near,
Guide me to thee.
Calm thou my trembling fear.
Guide me to thee.
Let me thy mercy prove.
Let thy enduring love
Guide me to heav’n above.
Guide me to thee.

Text and music: Orson Pratt Huish, 1851-1932

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Orson Pratt Huish (September 5, 1851 – December 4, 1932) was a Latter Day Saint hymnwriter. He wrote the words and music to “Come Unto Jesus”, as well as a few other hymns found in the 1985 English edition of the hymnal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His hymns have been widely sung by many choirs in many locations.

Huish wrote a total of more than 300 songs, most of which are unpublished. In the 1948 LDS Church hymnal three of his works were included. These were “Come Unto Jesus”, “Jesus, My Savior True, Guide Me to Thee” and “Utah, the Queen of the West”. In the 1985 English hymnal only the first two of these hymns were retained. However, the hymn “Come All Ye Sons Of God” (hymn #322) has music by Huish and was in both the 1948 and 1985 hymnals.

Other noted works by Huish are the Payson High School song, “The Silver and Green” and the funeral hymn, “Blessed Are the Dead”.

Huish’s music remains widely available, both on its own and in medlies.