Scripture Verse

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. Psalm 54:2


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Child­ren’s Hymns with Tunes, ed­it­ed by Will­iam J. Rob­john (New York: Big­low & Main, 1885).

Music: Oak­land Ar­thur E. John­stone (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­stone (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus, Savior, we implore Thee,
Hear Thy children now before Thee,
For Thy goodness we adore Thee,
Still our hearts in safety keep.
While Thy mercy we are plead­ing,
Thou in Heav’n art interceding;
Lead us where Thy flocks are feed­ing,
Gentle Shepherd, lead Thy sheep.

Meekly now Thy Word re­ceiv­ing,
In Thy precious name believing,
Earthly pleasures gladly leaving,
Help us, Lord, to follow Thee.
Hoping, trusting, ne’er repining,
All to Thee by faith resigning,
In Thy gracious arms reclining,
Thy disciples we would be.

In our weakness, Lord, be­friend us,
From the tempter’s power de­fend us,
May the shining ones attend us
When we wake, and when we sleep.
Peaceful in Thy strength abiding,
Joyful in Thy love confiding;
Where the living streams are glid­ing,
Blessèd Savior, lead Thy sheep.