Jesus Me Guia

Translator: Leônidas Philadelpho Gomes da Silva

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Author: Joseph H. Gilmore

Gilmore, Joseph Henry, M. A., Professor of Logic in Rochester University, New York, was born at Boston, April 29, 1834, and graduated in Arts at Brown University, and in Theology at Newton Theological Institution. In the latter he was Professor of Hebrew in 1861-2. For some time he held a Baptist ministerial charge at Fisherville, New Hampshire, and at Rochester. He was appointed Professor at Rochester in 1868. His hymn, "He leadeth me, O blessed thought" (Ps. xxiii.), is somewhat widely known. It was written at the close of a lecture in the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, and is dated 1859. It is in the Baptist Hymnal [and Tune] Book, Philadelphia, 1871. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M. A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus me guia. Que prazer!
Title: Jesus Me Guia
English Title: He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought
Author: Joseph H. Gilmore (1862)
Translator: Leônidas Philadelpho Gomes da Silva
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Jesus me guia. Que prazer!
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.

Tune

[He leadeth me, O blessed thought]

After seeing Gilmore's text in the Boston Watchman and Reflector, William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed AUCHTON for those words. Bradbury arranged the text into a stanza/refrain structure, added the final line of the refrain, and published the hymn in his The Golden Censor in 1864. AUCHTON (also kn…

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