Scripture Verse

This God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death. Psalm 48:14


Benjamin C. Unseld (1843–1923)

Words: Mrs. Al­ice A. Har­per, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 28.

Music: Tür­kiye Ben­ja­min C. Un­seld (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Har­per’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Father, let me feel Thy presence;
Come, dear Lord, abide with me,
I am thirsting for Thy guidance,
Let me daily walk with Thee.
Father, guide me, lest I perish,
Lead me, Je­sus, ev­er­more;
To the living fount of waters,
For my feet are bruised and sore.

Oft the ills of life o’erwhelm me
As I journey to that rest,
But sweet service I would render:
Come! Abide within my breast;
O, I hunger for Thee daily,
Cleanse my heart from crimson stain,
Wash me, and I shall be purer,
When Thou comest soon to reign.

Bring me to those heav’nly mansions,
May my name be there enthroned;
Let me walk with Thee, my Fa­ther,
Just as Enoch did of old.
Robe my heart as with a garment,
In Thy likeness ev­er­more;
Lord, I hear Thee gently knocking—
I will open wide the door.