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741. Guide My Feet

1 Guide my feet while I run this race;
guide my feet while I run this race;
guide my feet while I run this race,
for I don't want to run this race in vain!

2 Hold my hand while I run this race;
hold my hand while I run this race;
hold my hand while I run this race,
for I don't want to run this race in vain!

3 Stand by me while I run this race;
stand by me while I run this race;
stand by me while I run this race,
for I don't want to run this race in vain!

4 I'm your child while I run this race;
I'm your child while I run this race;
I'm your child while I run this race,
for I don't want to run this race in vain!

5 Search my heart while I run this race;
search my heart while I run this race;
search my heart while I run this race,
for I don't want to run this race in vain!

6 Guide my feet while I run this race;
guide my feet while I run this race;
guide my feet while I run this race,
for I don't want to run this race in vain!

Text Information
First Line: Guide my feet while I run this race
Title: Guide My Feet
Meter: 8.8.8.10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Discipleship and Mission; Guidance
Source: African American spiritual
Tune Information
Name: GUIDE MY FEET
Harmonizer: Wendell P. Whalum (1984 c.)
Meter: 8.8.8.10
Key: A♭ Major
Source: African American spiritual
Copyright: Harm. © Estate of Wendell P. Whalum


Text Information:

This African American spiritual is based on the imagery of “the race that is set before us” in Hebrews 12:1–2. Its call-and-response structure allows for the improvisation and addition of stanzas related to an athletic metaphor that is as vivid today as it was centuries ago.


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