Scripture Verse

If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

Introduction

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Caroline A. Mason
(1823–1890)

Words: Car­o­line A. Ma­son, in the Hymn and Tune Book (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Am­er­i­can Un­i­tar­i­an As­so­ci­a­tion, 1877), num­ber 209.

Music: Har­ville James Flint (1779–1855) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I cannot walk in darkness long,
My Light is by my side;
I cannot stumble or go wrong
While following such a guide.

He is my stay and my defense,
How shall I fail or fall?
My keeper is Omnipotence;
My Ruler ruleth all.

The powers below and powers above
Are subject to His care;
I cannot wander from His love,
Whose love is everywhere.