Scripture Verse

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father…So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29–31

Introduction

Words: G. A. San­ders, in Songs of the Gold­en Shore, ed­it­ed by Dan­i­el Hodg­es (New York and Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Charles T. Dill­ing­ham and Lee & Shep­ard, 1879), page 23.

Music: Dan­i­el F. Hodg­es (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know San­ders’ full name, or have ac­cess to a good pho­to of him or Hodg­es (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

Lyrics

Dear Savior: the battle
Of life is so great,
Its burdens for me
Are too heavy to bear;
I come, for with Thee
It is never too late,
With faith and with confidence,
Asking Thy care.

Refrain

Asking Thy care, asking Thy care,
With faith and with confidence,
Asking Thy care.

My hope is in Thee,
Thou desire of my soul,
My trust and affections
Shall none other share;
To Thee ever coming,
My life now control,
With faith and with confidence,
Asking Thy care.

Refrain

Ah, strengthen my courage,
My spirit now cheer,
Life’s pathway, so cloudy,
Make bright, plain and clear.
Now help me to travel,
With Thee ever near,
In faith and in confidence,
Asking Thy care.

Refrain