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'Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer' is one of popular Thanksgiving Church songs.

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

The national holiday of Thanksgiving Day is celebrated primarily in the United States as a harvest festival, to thank the Lord for his blessings and harvest granted during the season. This harvest festival is celebrated in other parts of the world as well, though at different dates and with different names. The blissful occasion of Thanksgiving was traditionally a devout day, but has now turned more into a frivolous and joyous event. People can be seen meeting and greeting their family members, relatives, friends, and loved ones, over large thanksgiving meals, comprising of roasted turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, lots of seasonal veggies, and pumpkin pies. For those who wish to stick to a more religious and sacred Thanksgiving, offering prayers and singing hymns is the best alternative. For this, "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" can be a great pick which can be sung aloud in the church during Thanksgiving holiday period. This hymn has been written by William Williams in 1745 and is sung to the tune of "CWM Rhondda" by John Hughes.

(Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer)

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
[or Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer...]
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more;
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.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield;
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

Lord, I trust Thy mighty power,
Wondrous are Thy works of old;
Thou deliver'st Thine from thralldom,
Who for naught themselves had sold:
Thou didst conquer, Thou didst conquer,
Sin, and Satan and the grave,
Sin, and Satan and the grave.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of deaths, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side.
songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee;
I will ever give to Thee.

Musing on my habitation,
Musing on my heav'nly home,
Fills my soul with holy longings:
Come, my Jesus, quickly come;
Vanity is all I see;
Lord, I long to be with Thee!
Lord, I long to be with Thee!