Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Berthold Tours
(1838–1897)

Words: Ar­thur C. Ain­ger, cir­ca 1865. The words first ap­peared in the Sun­day Ma­ga­zine.

Music: Gou­da Ber­thold Tours, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ain­ger (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O Lord, with toil our days are filled,
They rarely leave us free;
O give us space to seek for grace
In happy thoughts of Thee.

Yet hear us, little though we ask,
O leave us not alone;
In every thought, and word, and task,
Be near us, though unknown.

Still lead us, wandering in the dark,
Still send us heavenly food,
And mark, as none on earth can mark,
Our struggle to be good.