OH GOD, ETERNAL FRIEND AND GUIDE – closing hymn at Durham Friends Meeting, March 19, 2022
Worship in Song p. 175; words by Lewy Olfson, music by John B. Dykes
Oh God, eternal friend and guide, I feel you ever by my side.
Through times of darkness, doubt, and stress, Through times of pain and hopelessness,
However deep my doubt or shame, I hear you call me by my name.
Oh God, my all-forgiving friend, You journey with me to the end.
My step may falter, foot may stray, As endlessly I lose my way;
Though weak my purpose, lax my will, I know your love is with me still.
My cries for help go not unheard. Your mercy shines in act and word.
Your grace designed to make me whole, Your gentleness to heal my soul.
For this alone I sing your praise: That you are with me all my days.