Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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James Rowe
(1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in The Light­house in Gos­pel Song, ed­it­ed by John D. Pat­ton (Bir­ming­ham, Al­a­ba­ma: John D. Pat­ton, 1910).

Music: Po­mo­na James P. Den­ton, Sr., 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Wonderful Jesus! glorious friend!
He will be with me unto the end,
Cheering, upholding, keeping me strong,
Fearless and loyal, shielding from wrong.

Refrain

Wonderful Jesus! marvelous King!
Ever His praise my spirit shall sing;
When I behold His glorified face,
How I shall praise His wonderful grace!

Wonderful Jesus! showing the way
Into the blessèd kingdom of day;
Guiding my footsteps, holding control,
Making me happy, keeping me whole.

Refrain

Wonderful Jesus! all thro’ the night
He will enfold me, giving me light;
Then when the morning breaks on the shore,
This He will whisper, Mine evermore.

Refrain