Scripture Verse

I am with you always. Matthew 28:20


Thomas Hastings (1784–1872)

Words: Nor­man Plass, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 58.

Music: New Ha­ven Tho­mas Hast­ings, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Norman Plass (1860–?)


Blest Sav­ior, near to Thee,
Who art so dear to me,
Gladly I tread;
I love to walk be­side
So kind and true a guide
For ne’er can ill be­tide
Those by Thee led.

Lead me where Thou wilt lead,
Thy hun­ger­ing flock to feed
Gladly I’ll haste;
I would not idle be
While still, afar from Thee,
I can one wan­der­er see
On earth’s drear waste.

Send me where Thou wilt send,
To foe or lov­ing friend
Gladly I’ll go;
No harm have I to fear
Since Thou art ev­er near,
Thy smile my way shall cheer
Life’s jour­ney through.