Scripture Verse

I will go in the strength of the Lord God. Psalm 71:16


Words: Ed­ward Tur­ney, in The Church Mis­sion­ary Glean­er, by the Church Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­ety (now the Church Mis­sion So­ci­e­ty) (Lon­don: See­ley, Jack­son & Hal­li­day) Vol­ume XI, Jan­u­a­ry 1861, page 12, signed The Ma­ce­do­ni­an. Sub­se­quent­ly ap­peared in Tur­ney’s Mem­or­i­al Po­ems and Hymns, 1864.

Music: Hymn of Eve, adapt­ed from How cheer­ful along the gay mead, in the or­a­tor­io Abel, by Tho­mas A. Arne, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Thomas A. Arne


I will go in the strength of the Lord,
In the path He hath marked for my feet:
I will follow the light of His Word,
Nor shrink from the dangers I meet.
His presence my steps shall attend:
His fullness my wants shall supply;
On Him, till my journey shall end,
My hope shall securely rely.

I will go in the strength of the Lord,
To the work He appoints me to do;
In the joy which His smile shall afford,
My soul shall her vigor renew.
His wisdom will guard me from harm,
His power my sufficiency prove—
I will trust His omnipotent arm;
I will rest in His covenant love.

I will go in the strength of the Lord,
To each conflict which faith may require;
His grace, as my shield and reward,
My courage and zeal shall inspire.
If He issue the word of command
To meet and encounter the foe,
Though with sling and with stone in my hand,
In the strength of the Lord I will go.