Scripture Verse

If ye love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever. John 14:15–16


Susan H. Peterson

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1997 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Mer­cy Lou­is M. Gott­schalk, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Louis M. Gottschalk


“If you love Me, I now say,
All My teaching you’ll obey.
I will to My Father pray,
And He’ll send His Spirit to stay.

“Spirit of truth and Counselor,
Unknown by the world this hour;
But you know His presence here,
With you, in you, always near.

“Orphans you will never be.
Though the world will not see Me,
You will see, I’ll come to you;
Since I live, you will live too.

“You’re in Me and I’m in you;
I am in My Father too.
If you My commands obey,
You’ll show love for Me this way.

“If you love Me, you’ll be loved
By my Father God above.
I Myself will love you too,
And will show Myself to you.

Peace I leave with you this day,
Not as in the world’s own way.
Let your hearts not feel dismay;
Do not fear; My peace will stay.