Scripture Verse

Certainly I will be with thee. Exodus 3:12


Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, writ­ten Sep­tem­ber 1871 at Per­ry Barr, Eng­land.

Music: Horn­church Car­mi­na Cen­tum, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el Mor­ris­on (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: J. M. Rus­sell, 1882), num­ber 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Frances R. Havergal


Certainly I will be with thee!
Father, I have found it true;
To Thy faithfulness and mercy,
I would set my seal anew.
All the year Thy grace hath kept me,
Thou my help indeed hast been,
Marvelous the lovingkindness
Every day and hour hath seen.

Certainly I will be with thee!
Let me feel it, Savior dear,
Let me know that Thou art with me,
Very precious, very near.
On this day of solemn pausing
With Thyself all longing still,
Let Thy pardon, let Thy presence,
Let Thy peace my spirit fill.

Certainly I will be with thee!
Blessèd Spirit, come to me,
Rest upon me, dwell within me,
Let my heart Thy temple be;
Thro’ the trackless year before me,
Holy One, with me abide!
Teach me, comfort me, and calm me,
Be my ever present guide.

Certainly I will be with thee!
Starry promise in the night!
All uncertainties, like shadows,
Fade away before its light.
Certainly I will be with thee!
He hath spoken, I have heard!
True of old, and true this moment,
I will trust Jehovah’s word.