Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Homer A. Rodeheaver
(1880–1955)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain