Scripture Verse

If ye love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever. John 14:15–16

Introduction

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Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1997 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Mer­cy Lou­is M. Gott­schalk, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Louis M. Gottschalk (1829–1869)

Lyrics

“If you love Me, I now say,
All My teaching you’ll obey.
I will to My Fa­ther pray,
And He’ll send His Spir­it to stay.

“Spirit of truth and Counselor,
Unknown by the world this hour;
But you know His presence here,
With you, in you, always near.

“Orphans you will ne­ver be.
Though the world will not see Me,
You will see, I’ll come to you;
Since I live, you will live too.

“You’re in Me and I’m in you;
I am in My Fa­ther too.
If you My commands obey,
You’ll show love for Me this way.

“If you love Me, you’ll be loved
By my Fa­ther God above.
I Myself will love you too,
And will show Myself to you.

Peace I leave with you this day,
Not as in the world’s own way.
Let your hearts not feel dismay;
Do not fear; My peace will stay.