Scripture Verse

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Introduction

Words: A. C. P. Cro­zier, in Pure De­light, by George Root & Charles C. Case (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1883).

Music: Ja­cin­ta George F. Root, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

Thro’ the val­ley of the sha­dow,
Safe up­on the oth­er side,
All our wea­ry con­flict over,
There with Je­sus sa­tis­fied.

Refrain

Thro’ the val­ley of the sha­dow,
Safe up­on the oth­er side,
All our wea­ry con­flict over,
There with Je­sus sa­tis­fied.

There are depths we can­not fa­thom,
There are heights we can­not reach;
Lord, Thou know­est, on­ly show us,
Every les­son Thou wouldst teach.

Refrain

Very pre­cious is the tr­ial
That unit­eth us to Thee;
Sever e’en the dear­est un­ion,
So Thy glo­ry we may see.

Refrain