Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

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.