Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide

Holy Spirit, faithful Guide, Ever near the Christian's side

Author: M. M. Wells
Tune: GUIDE (Wells)
Published in 644 hymnals

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1 Holy Spirit, faithful Guide,
Ever near the Christian’s side;
Gently lead us by the hand,
Pilgrims in a desert land;
Weary souls fore’er rejoice,
While they hear that sweetest voice
Whisp'ring softly, “Wand'rer, come!
Follow Me, I’ll guide thee home.”

2 Ever present, truest Friend,
Ever near Thine aid to lend,
Leave us not to doubt and fear,
Groping on in darkness drear;
When the storms are raging sore,
Hearts grow faint, and hopes give o’er.
Whisp'ring softly, “Wand'rer, come!
Follow Me, I’ll guide thee home.”

3 When our days of toil shall cease,
Waiting still for sweet release,
Nothing left but heav'n and prayer,
Wond'ring if our names were there;
Wading deep the dismal flood,
Pleading naught but Jesus’ blood,
Whisp'ring softly, “Wand'rer, come!
Follow Me, I’ll guide thee home.”

Amen.

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #94

Author: M. M. Wells

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide." "On a Saturday afternoon, October 1858, while at work in my cornfield, the sentiment of the hymn came to me," writes Wells. "The next day, Sunday, being a very stormy day, I finished the hymn and wrote the tune for it and sent it to Prof. I. B. Woodbury." Isaac Woodbury was the editor of the New York Musical Pioneer, and the original text and tune were first published in that periodical's November 1858 issue. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Tune

GUIDE (Wells)

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit,…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 644)

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d80

A Messenger for Jesus #d85

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #202

A.M.E. Hymnal #d142

Abiding Songs #d41

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d36

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #294

All Hail #d58

Ambassador Hymnal #130

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d124

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d124

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Assembly Songs #226

Association Hymn Book #d69

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Association Hymn Book #142

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #238

Baptist Hymnal #165

Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d53

Bells of Bethlehem #d31

Bells of Heaven #d131

Bells of Heaven #d115

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Best Endeavor Hymns #115

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Best Hymns No. 3 #120

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Best Hymns No. 4 #130

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Best Hymns #93

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #33

Billows of Song #d54

Book of Common Praise #d207

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Calvary Songs #346

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Calvary's Praises #216

Carols of Peace for Christian Work and Worship #d37

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Chapel Melodies #139

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Choice Hymns No. 1 #122

Choice Hymns #d40

Christ in Song #d200

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Christ in Song #632

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Christian Gospel Hymns #186

Christian Hymnal #d177

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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #135

Christian Hymns #d67

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Christian Hymns No. 1 #192

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Christian Praise #154

Christian Service Songs #216

Christian Songs #d40

Christian Work-songs #d18

Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d152

Christian Worship #276

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #196

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #157

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #157

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d196

Church Hymns #d37

Church Hymns #d44

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Church Service Hymns #323

Coleman's Songs for Men #d32

Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d79

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Concordia #93

Conference Songs #d21

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Consecrated Hymns #138

Convention Hymnal #d27

Convention Hymns selected from Sunday School Melodies #d16

Convention Hymns Selected from Sunday School Melodies #d22

Convention Hymns Selected from Sunday School Melodies #d9

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Corn In Egypt #218c

Coronation Hymns #272

Cream of Song #d63

Crown Him King #d62

Crowning Carols #d17

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Crowning glory no. 2 #119

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Crowning Glory #119

Crowns #d45

Crowns of Glory #d33

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Crowns of Rejoicing #167

Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d60

Cutler's New Morning Light No. 1 #d11

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De Ungas Sångbok #78

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Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #a390

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Devotion and Praise #72

Devotional Hymns for Church, Revival, Sunday School #d59

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Devotional Songs #167

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #96b

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Diadems #239

Down at the Cross #d94

Echoes of Praise #d49

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d93

Epworth Songs. For use in the Epworth League #d44

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Eternal Praise #277

Evangel of Song #d38

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Every Sabbath #117

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Exalted Praise #169

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Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #129

Fairer than Day #d29

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Fairer than Day (Enlarged Edition) #249c

Faith and Hope Hymns #d29

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #169

Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d59

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Favorite Hymns of Praise #46

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Favorite Hymns #110

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Favorite Selections from Victorious Service Songs #64

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Fellowship Hymns #93

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