Scripture Verse

Fear the Lord thy God, and serve Him. Deuteronomy 6:13


Words: Hen­ri­et­ta O. Do­bree, in the Child­ren’s Hymn Book, by Fran­ces Brock, 1881.

Music: Eu­ro­pa Ma­ry A. Side­bo­tham, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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O my God, I fear Thee!
Thou art very high,
Yet to us, Thy children,
Thou art always nigh,
Far removed from mortal sight,
Dwelling in eternal light.

O my God, I fear Thee!
Yet I come in prayer,
For my Savior tells me
I need not despair;
Tells me of a Father’s love,
And a home prepared above.

Never earthly father
Loveth like to Thee;
Thou dost guide and pardon
Guilty ones like me;
Sending down Thy holy Son
That all sinners might be won.

O my God, I fear Thee!
Holy, just, and true;
But, my heavenly Father,
I will love Thee, too;
Guide me till this life be past,
Take me to Thyself at last.