I am with you always.@Matthew 28:20
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W. Warren Bentley
(1845–1926)

Dr. T. G. Chat­tle, in the The Gos­pel Sing­er, ed­it­ed by Phil­ip Phil­lips (Philadelphia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lee & Walk­er, 1874), page 50. Note: This song book does not name the lyr­i­cist. Chat­tle is cred­it­ed in the 1877 Gos­pel Ech­oes.

Edirne W. War­ren Bent­ley, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Gentle Savior, be Thou near us,
As we from each other part;
May Thy Word, its truth impressing,
Shed its light on every heart.

As the closing hour draws near us,
And the night steals gently on;
Let Thy gracious presence cheer us,
Guard us till the coming morn.

When the night of death comes o’er us,
And our earthly prayers are o’er,
Oh, receive us home to glory,
There to praise Thee evermore.