Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Al­ice L. Wood­cock, in Ro­de­heav­er’s Gos­pel Songs, by Hom­er A. Ro­de­heav­er & Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­heav­er, 1922), num­ber 142 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wood­cock (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Whene’er your tri­als are too hard for you,
Burdens are hea­vy, and your friends seem few,
Go to your Sav­ior, kneel to Him in pray­er,
He’ll hear you, for He’s al­ways there.


Get close to Je­sus, He’s your best friend;
Get close to Je­sus, He’ll com­fort send;
In times of tr­ial, in times of fear,
Get close to Je­sus, He’s al­ways near.

He is the friend above all oth­ers rare;
Even the spar­row is with­in His care;
Much more to you will He His love be­stow
If to Him you will on­ly go.


So for to­mor­row and its needs ne’er fear;
Leave all to Him, have faith, be of good cheer;
Then go and help some oth­ers’ cross to bear,
And tell them of His won­drous care.