Scripture Verse

Fear thou not, for I am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee. Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Introduction

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Chris­tian Hymns No. 1, by Will­iam P. Hall & J. Wil­bur Chap­man (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), num­ber 1. Re­spect­ful­ly ded­i­cat­ed to my friend, Wm. Phil­lips Hall, Green­wich, Conn.

Music: Win­field S. Wee­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Winfield S. Weeden
(1847–1908)

Lyrics

I am walking thro’ this earth-life,
Often weary, often sad;
But my Savior walketh with me,
And His presence makes me glad.

Refrain

Jesus knoweth ev’ry sorrow,
Jesus knoweth ev’ry fear;
And He whispers thro’ life’s shadows,
Do not tremble, I am near!

I am trav’ling to a city
Where the light is never dim,
And my Savior leads so gently,
It is sweet to walk with Him.

Refrain

I am looking for redemption
Thro’ the merits of my king;
Blessèd beams of free salvation
Shine about me as I sing.

Refrain