Scripture Verse

I am with you always. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

Words: Ma­ry B. Peck, in Sow­ing and Reap­ing, by John Kurz­en­kna­be (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1889), num­ber 109.

Music: John H. Kurz­en­kna­be (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Peck (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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John H. Kurzenknabe
(1840–1927)

Lyrics

When darkening shadow ’round me falls,
And light and hope seem gone,
There is one thought my heart upholds;
It is, I’m not alone.

Refrain

No, never alone, Jesus’ followers be;
He’s ever near, why should we fear?
Our guide and hope is He.

His eye can pierce the darkest cloud,
His arm all danger stay;
He waits for neither look nor word,
Our troubles to allay.

Refrain

When sorrows come with crushing blow,
O’er my defenseless head;
I tremble not, for well I know
Who by my side doth tread.

Refrain

So, cheerfully I’ll travel on
Through life’s dark, thorny way;
I’ll fear no ill, I’m not alone
While Jesus is my stay.

Refrain