Scripture Verse

Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:11


Words: Em­ma C. Dowd, in Ech­oes of Par­a­dise (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Charles H. Wood­man, 1903), num­ber 167.

Music: Too­wong Tho­ro Har­ris, 1903 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dowd (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Har­ris, would you ?

Thoro Harris


Be Thou my friend, my close companion ever;
Earth’s paths diverge as comrades onward wend;
Friends may depart, but Thou, O leave me never!
Be Thou my friend, be Thou my friend.

Be Thou my strength, for I am full of weakness;
In Thee alone can I be strong at length;
Help me to lean on Thee in trust and meekness;
Be Thou my strength, be Thou my strength.

Be Thou my life: no other one can feed me;
I, weary, faint, so worn with pain and strife;
Where living waters flow, O gently lead me;
Be Thou my life, be Thou my life.

Be Thou my all; for terrors oft enfold me,
The vasts of Thy great universe appall;
Closer to Thy dear heart, yet closer hold me!
Be Thou my all, be Thou my all.