Scripture Verse

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20


Words: Liz­zie Ash­baugh, in Sow­ing and Reap­ing (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1889), num­ber 149.

Music: Har­ry J. Kurz­en­knabe (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Leave me not, for I am lone­ly,
And the way I can­not see;
Lest I wan­der in­to dan­ger,
Keep me, Sav­ior, close to Thee.


Savior, Sav­ior,
Keep me near to Thee;
Lest I wan­der into dan­ger,
Keep me, Sav­ior, near to Thee.

Leave me not, for dark­ness ga­thers
Round about the path I tread;
Leave me not, but let my foot­steps
Ever by Thy hand be led.


Leave me not, for sin is near me;
With temp­ta­tion life is fraught;
Then through all life’s toil­some jour­ney,
O, my Sav­ior, leave me not.