Listen to the beginner piano arrangement of Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.
William Williams, nicknamed “The Sweet Singer of Wales,” was a medical student when he came under the influence and preaching of evangelist Howell Harris. Williams eventually left medical school and became an evangelist himself and writer of hymns. He wrote over 800 hymns, mostly in the Welsh language. The hymn was set to the beloved tune CWM RHONDDA composed by the Welshman John Hughes in 1907 at the annual Baptist Cymnfa Ganu (singing festival) at the Capel Rhondda, Potypridd, Wales. The Welsh to this day sing Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah at outdoor sporting events, especially rugby matches.
Click here to see the Welsh men’s choir “Only Men Aloud!” perform Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah at a BBC sponsored contest.