Guide my feet
Guide my feet. African American spiritual*.
‘Guide my feet’ is a spiritual about Christian journey, drawn from Hebrews 12:1–2:
Guide my feetwhile I run this race.Guide my feetwhile I run this race.Guide my feetwhile I run this race,for I don't want to run this race in vain! (race in vain).
Welsh Methodist William Williams*’ famous hymn ‘Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Redeemer)’* was a well-known antebellum precursor on this theme in the African American community. This hymn’s rich imagery of the Israelites liberated from the yoke of slavery and moving toward ‘Jordan’—the promised land—appealed to earlier generations of enslaved Africans. ‘Guide my feet’ is probably a song from the...
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