Scripture Verse

His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22–23

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Gos­pel Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick, J. Lin­coln Hall & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), num­ber 150.

Music: Croy­don (Ching) Sam­u­el Ching, in Re­demp­tion Songs (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing & In­glis, prob­ab­ly ear­ly 20th Cen­tu­ry) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good photo of Ching (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

God will take care of me;
Here I will rest,
Trusting His promise true,
Safe on His breast.
Changeful may be my lot,
His mercy changeth not;
No child of His forgot,
In Jesus, blest.

God will take care of me,
Hushing my fear;
When dangers ’round I see,
His voice I hear;
Then let my soul be brave,
High though the wind and wave,
Greater His power to save,
Tenderly near.

God will take care of me,
Holding the helm;
Storms that may sweep the sea
Will not o’erwhelm.
Soon, every billow passed,
I shall my anchor cast,
Safe, safe at home at last,
In joy’s bright realm.