Scripture Verse

My heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. Psalm 16:9


Emmanuel Geibel (1815–1884)

Words: Em­ma­nu­el Gei­bel (1815–1884). Trans­la­tor un­known.

Music: Gei­bel (Rob­john) Will­iam J. Rob­john, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as Car­yl Flo­rio, Rob­john’s pseu­do­nym.

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


Lord, who within my inmost heart e’er dwellest
Be Thou with me!
Thou refuge of my soul in joy and sorrow,
Be Thou with me!

Preserve me, when my cup of bliss o’erfloweth,
From arrogance;
And when my burdened heart within me sinketh,
Be Thou with me!

As dew upon the vine, Lord, is Thy blessing,
Else am I weak;
That I may boldly venture on the highest,
Be Thou with me!

Oh! Thou who art my strength and consolation,
Be Thou with me!
Until my pilgrimage on earth is ended,
Be Thou with me!