Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Isaiah 43:2 “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.”

William Williams was saved under the preaching of Howell Harris in Wales. William had
graduated college with the intent to be a medical doctor, but after he received Christ as his Savior, he
felt God’s calling to become a “physician of the soul.” He traded his future of wealth and prosperity to
live a life of constant faith in God. He began traveling as a pilgrim through the snow of winter, rains of
springtime, and the heat of summer. He was beaten by mobs, almost to the point of death, yet he
remained faithful until his death at the age of 74. When asked how he endured the hard times, he
responded, “My guide never failed me.” He would write the hymn, “Guide me o thou great Jehovah,” as
an autobiography of how God guided him through it all.