Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father…So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.@Matthew 10:29-31

Edward Swaine, in the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1855.

Brockham Jeremiah Clarke, Divine Companion, second edition, 1707 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jeremiah Clarke (ca. 1659-1707)

Lord Jesus, let Thy watchful care
Thy faithful love, our brethren tend;
Their hearts sustain, their way prepare
And safely guide them to the end.

Be with them on the stormy deep;
Be with them in the silent hour;
By sea or land, awake, asleep,
Be Thou their helper, strength, and tower.

Maintain them through their earthly strife,
So running as to win the race;
Each holding forth the word of life,
A light to lighten future days.

Go, brethren, go! with cheerful voice
We bid you go—a blessed leav’n—
Go, win the country of your choice
For truth, and liberty, and Heav’n.