Scripture Verse

Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way? Luke 24:32


Words: E. B. Barnes, in Great Re­viv­al Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ho­mer Ro­de­hea­ver, Bent­ley D. Ackley, & John B. Her­bert (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver-Ack­ley Com­pa­ny, 1911), num­ber 74.

Music: Con­fi­dence (Ro­de­hea­ver) Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Barnes’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Homer A. Rodeheaver (1880–1955)


Walk Thou with me, nor let my foot­steps stray
Apart from Thee, through­out life’s threat­en­ing way;
Be Thou my guide, the path I can­not see;
Close to Thy side, Lord, let me walk with Thee.


Dear Sav­ior, let me trust my hand in Thine,
And let me know Thy steps are guid­ing mine;
Life’s chang­ing way is oft times dark to me,
I fear no ill if I may walk with Thee.

Through wea­ry years my way hath mi­ry been;
My bit­ter tears Thy pi­ty­ing eye hath seen;
My faint­ing heart hath heard Thy voice di­vine;
My trem­bling hand asks but to rest in Thine.


No earth­ly foe can give my spi­rit fear;
No threat­en­ing woe can quail when Thou art near;
No tempt­er’s snare can turn my steps aside,
For in Thy care, I’m safe what­e’er be­tide.