Scripture Verse

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


John S. B. Monsell

Words: John S. B. Mon­sell, Hymns of Love and Praise 1863.

Music: Sa­voy Cha­pel John B. Cal­kin, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John B. Calkin


To Thee, O dear, dear Savior!
My spirit turns for rest,
My peace is in Thy favor,
My pillow on Thy breast!
Though all the world deceive me,
I know that I am Thine,
And Thou wilt never leave me,
O blessèd Savior mine.

In Thee my trust abideth,
On Thee my hope relies,
O Thou whose love provideth
For all beneath the skies;
O Thou whose mercy found me,
From bondage set me free,
And then forever bound me
With threefold cords to Thee.

My grief is in the dullness
With which this sluggish heart
Doth open to the fullness
Of all Thou wouldst impart;
My joy is in Thy beauty
Of holiness divine,
My comfort in the duty
That binds my life in Thine.

Alas, that I should ever
Have failed in love to Thee,
The only one who never
Forgot or slighted me!
O for a heart to love Thee
More truly as I ought,
And nothing place above Thee
In deed, or word, or thought.

O for that choicest blessing
Of living in Thy love,
And thus on earth possessing
The peace of Heav’n above;
O for the bliss that by it
The soul securely knows
The holy calm and quiet
Of faith’s serene repose!