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
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 ?
I am walking thro’ this earth-life,
Often weary, often sad;
But my Savior walketh with me,
And His presence makes me glad.
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.
I am looking for redemption
Thro’ the merits of my king;
Blessèd beams of free salvation
Shine about me as I sing.