I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20
Words: J. L. Scott, in Consecrated Hymns, edited by Adam Geibel, R. Frank Lehman & H. C. Lincoln (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1902), number 122.
Music: Śląsk Adam Geibel, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Scott’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
O Christ of God who lived for me,
With joy I lift my voice to Thee,
And pray that Thou wouldst hear;
As Thou didst die upon the tree
To save my soul and make it free,
Be Thou my helper near.
And should I wander far from Thee
O’er desert wastes of land and sea,
Still be Thou at my side;
For kept by Thee I cannot stray,
Except to find a better way,
My Savior, and my guide.
And when my work on earth is o’er,
The sun has set to rise no more,
And night is sweeping by;
Then through the darkness I would see
Thy radiant face look down on me,
A beacon in the sky.