Scripture Verse

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1


Words: Maud F. Jack­son, in The Gos­pel Choir No. 2, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Copp, Clark Com­pa­ny, 1895), num­ber 2.

Music: Skell­ig Mi­chael James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Wherever I may wan­der,
Wherever I may be,
Oh! dy­ing love of Je­sus,
I pray Thee, fol­low me.


O come and sing His prais­es,
Ye ran­somed of the Lord;
Sing forth the love of Je­sus,
Who saves us by His blood.

When sun­shine streams upon me,
When friends be­loved are near,
Oh! dy­ing love of Je­sus,
Do Thou be doub­ly dear.


And when my bark is drift­ing,
Upon a stor­my sea,
Oh! dy­ing love of Je­sus,
Speak peace and calm to me.


His dy­ing love has con­quered
The heart he came to win,
With all my soul I love Him,
And hate my ev­ery sin.


And now my heart is dwell­ing,
Where Je­sus dwells above,
And ov­er me He spread­eth
The ban­ner of His love.