Scripture Verse

I have set the Lord always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8


Words: Da­vid M. Gard­ner, in Har­vest Hymns, by Ro­bert H. Cole­man (Dal­las, Texas: Ro­bert H. Cole­man, 1924), num­ber 91.

Music: John P. Schol­field (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


To the Bi­ble I’ll be true—I will love and live it, too,
Tho’ the world­ly wise shall scoff its ev­ery claim;
I have found a full sal­va­tion in the Spir­it’s re­ve­la­tion
Of the vir­gin-born Re­deem­er—bless His name!


I am one who will not be moved;
I am one who will not be moved;
Tho’ the bil­lows may rage about me;
I shall not be moved.

For my sins Christ did atone—I am trust­ing Him alone,
And I know that He will keep me to the end;
Naught from Him my heart can se­ver,
I will love and serve Him ev­er,
And His cause and truth with cour­age I’ll defend.


Tho’ we find on ev­ery hand those who for Him will not stand,
Who would bring dis­cord and doubt with­in the fold;
We will not be dis­concert­ed, from the path of right di­vert­ed,
And the ban­ner of His truth we will up­hold.