Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Hall­owed Hymns, New and Old, ed­it­ed by I. Al­lan San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1908), num­ber 68.

Music: Bu­run­di George C. Steb­bins, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
George C. Stebbins
1846–1945

Lyrics

In the deep, deep waves of sor­row,
’Mid the strong, swift tides of grief;
Hark, a sound of heav’n­ly mu­sic,
Bringing sweet and sure re­lief!

Refrain

Precious mu­sic of the Bi­ble!
Music saints and pro­phets heard!
Bringing hope in times of ang­uish;
Wondrous mu­sic of God’s Word!

Hear it sing­ing, I am with thee!
Hear again! Be not afraid.
Canst thou fear, when He is near thee,
He, on whom thy trust is stayed?

Refrain

Doth thy way seem hedged about thee?
I will guide thee with Mine eye.
Do the cares of life per­plex thee?
I will an­swer ere they cry.

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Art thou wea­ry? Hark, the ec­ho!
Come, thou wea­ry one, to Me;
Art thou trou­bled for the fu­ture?
As thy days, thy strength shall be.

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