Scripture Verse

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
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 75. Some hymn­als show the lyr­i­cist as Ri­an A. Dykes or Al­ice Mon­tieth, two of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

I must walk thro’ the valley and the shadow,
But I’ll journey in a loving Savior’s care;
He hath said He will never, never leave me,
With His staff He will comfort me there.

Refrain

Thro’ the valley, thro’ the valley,
Thro’ the valley and the shadow I must go;
But the dark waves of Jordan will not harm me,
There is peace in the valley, I know.

When I walk thro’ the valley and the shadow,
All the weary days of toiling will be o’er;
For the strong arms of Jesus will enfold me,
And with Him I shall sorrow no more.

Refrain

Tho’ I walk thro’ the valley and the shadow,
Yet the glory of the dawning I shall see;
I shall join in the anthems over Jordan,
Where the loved ones are waiting for me.

Refrain

I shall walk thro’ the valley and the shadow,
I shall follow where my Lord has gone before;
Thro’ the mists of the valley He will lead me,
Till I rest on the evergreen shore.

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