It is I; be not afraid.@Mark 6:50
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Edward J. Hopkins (1818–1901)

The­o­dore H. Kitch­ing, in the Sal­va­tion Ar­my’s War Cry, Feb­ru­a­ry 6, 1915. The words were sung at Kitch­ing’s fun­er­al at Clap­ton Cong­ress Hall (as of 2014, the site was oc­cu­pied by the Clap­ton Girls’ Acad­e­my).

Ell­ers Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, in the Sup­ple­men­tal Tune-Book, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Theodore H. Kitching (1866–1930)

How wonderful it is to walk with God
Along the road that holy men have trod;
How wonderful it is to hear Him say:
Fear not, have faith, ’tis I who lead the way!

How wonderful it is to talk with God
When cares sweep o’er my spirit like a flood;
How wonderful it is to hear His voice,
For when He speaks the desert lands rejoice!

How wonderful it is to praise my God,
Who comforts and protects me with His rod;
How wonderful to praise him every hour,
My heart attuned to sing His wondrous power!

How wonderful it is to fight for God,
And point poor sinners to the precious blood;
How wonderful it is to wield His sword
’Gainst sin, the enemy of Christ, my Lord!

How wonderful ’twill be to live with God
When I have crossed death’s deep and swelling flood;
How wonderful to see Him face to face
When I have fought the fight and won the race!