Scripture Verse

Cleave unto Him, and…serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Joshua 22:5


Words: Hen­ry Ben­nett, 1852.

Music: Faith (Ros­si­ni), ar­ranged from Gi­oa­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868), in Hymns and Songs of Praise, ed­it­ed by Ros­well D. Hitch­cock, Za­cha­ry Ed­dy, & Phi­lip Schaff (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bennett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Gioachino A. Rossini (1792–1868)


Cling to the migh­ty One,
Cling in thy grief;
Cling to the ho­ly One,
He gives re­lief;
Cling to the gra­cious One,
Cling in thy pain;
Cling to the faith­ful One,
He will sus­tain.

Cling to the liv­ing One,
Cling in thy woe;
Cling to the lov­ing One,
Through all be­low;
Cling to the par­don­ing One,
He speak­eth peace;
Cling to the heal­ing One,
Anguish shall cease.

Cling to the pierc­èd One,
Cling to His side;
Cling to the ris­en One,
In Him abide;
Cling to the com­ing One,
Hope shall arise;
Cling to the reign­ing One,
Joy lights thine eyes.