Scripture Verse

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

Words: C. C. All­eyne, 1910.

Music: Com­fort (Nick­ens) J. T. Nick­ens, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know All­eyne or Nick­ens’ full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

illustration
God the Comforter
James J. J. Tissot (1836–1902)

Lyrics

By trouble oft I’m overwhelmed,
By snares oft circumscribed;
And yet Thou thinkest, Lord, of me,
Thou’rt ever near my side.

My earthly refuges doth fail,
When foes my soul assail,
And men deceive and friends deny,
But Thou doth hear my cry.

The path I take Thou knowest, Lord,
It is beset with thorns,
But I will ne’er its track forsake
While glory’s in its wake.

It leads to bliss, O boundless love,
From cross to crown I go,
Then shall I shirk the cross below,
And lose the crown above?

Awake, my soul, and run thy race,
Lay every weight aside,
Thou soon shalt see thy Savior’s face,
And round His throne abide.