Scripture Verse

He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Psalm 121:3


Maltbie D. Babcock (1858–1901)

Words: Malt­bie D. Bab­cock, Thoughts for Ev­ery-Day Liv­ing (New York: Charles Scrib­ner’s Sons, 1901), pag­es 177–78.

Music: Win­ches­ter New Mu­sik­al­isch­es Hand­buch (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1690). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk, 1847, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


God’s boundless love! As arching sky
Above us when we wake and sleep,
Above us when we smile and weep,
Above us when we live and die.

God’s tireless love! Beside the cot
Of her sick child the mother sleeps.
Our heavenly Fa­ther ever keeps
Unweary watch—and slumbers not.

God’s changeless love! The wand’ring one
Forsakes, forgets, dishonors; yet,
Repenting, going home, is met
With no reproach—Welcome, My son!

God’s mighty love! On Calvary’s height,
Suffering to save us from our sin,
To bring God’s wide dominion in,
And fill our lives with joy and light.

God’s endless love! What will it be
When earthly shadows flee away,
For all eternity’s bright day
Th’unfolding of that love to see!