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Guiding Spirit 86

Tune: Paine Denson, 1935; Arr. Vernon E. Austin, 1950
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1707 (Verse); C. H. Austin, 1950 (Chorus)
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Our life is ever on the wing,
And death is ever nigh,
The moment when our life begins
We all begin to die.


Then the eternal spirit guides,
Our souls by day and night,
And when we reach the heavínly land
Our souls shall be at rest.