Scripture Verse

He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11


Samuel Johnson (1822–1882)

Words: Sam­uel John­son, A Book of Hymns 1846.

Music: Wil­mot Carl M. von We­ber (1786–1826). Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Carl M. von Weber (1786–1826)


Onward, Chris­tian, though the region
Where thou art be drear and lone;
God has set a guardian legion
Very near thee; press thou on.

By the thorn road, and none other,
Is the mount of vision won;
Tread it without shrinking, brother,
Jesus trod it; press thou on.

By thy trustful, calm endeavor,
Guiding, cheering, like the sun,
Earth-bound hearts thou shall deliver;
O, for their sake, press thou on!

Be this world the wiser, stronger,
For thy life of pain and peace;
While it needs thee, oh, no longer
Pray thou for thy quick release.

Pray thou, Chris­tian, daily rather
That thou be a faithful son,
By the prayer of Je­sus, Fa­ther
Not my will, but Thine, be done.