Scripture Verse

I am with you always. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

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Norman Plass
(1860–?)

Words: Nor­man Plass, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chusetts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 58.

Music: New Ha­ven Tho­mas Hast­ings, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Hastings
(1784–1872)

Lyrics

Blest Savior, near to Thee,
Who art so dear to me,
Gladly I tread;
I love to walk beside
So kind and true a guide
For ne’er can ill betide
Those by Thee led.

Lead me where Thou wilt lead,
Thy hungering flock to feed
Gladly I’ll haste;
I would not idle be
While still, afar from Thee,
I can one wanderer see
On earth’s drear waste.

Send me where Thou wilt send,
To foe or loving friend
Gladly I’ll go;
No harm have I to fear
Since Thou art ever near,
Thy smile my way shall cheer
Life’s journey through.