Scripture Verse

I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5


Theodore E. Perkins (1831–1912)

Words: Ar­thur T. Pier­son, in Cal­va­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles S. Ro­bin­son & Theo­dore Per­kins (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Sun­day School Un­ion, 1875), page 108.

Music: Chi­hua­hua Theo­dore E. Per­kins, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Arthur T. Pierson (1837–1911)


When my sins like mount­ains rise,
Savior, be Thou near me;
Wipe the tears from weep­ing eyes,
Comfort Thou and cheer me.


Give me peace, give me peace,
Then shall no­thing grieve me;
Help me trust Thy gra­cious word:
I will ne­ver leave thee.

When, like gold in fur­nace tried,
Thou shalt purge and prove me,
With my Sav­ior at my side,
Sorrows shall not move me.


When I tread the vale of death,
Let not fears con­found me;
May I yield my dy­ing breath,
With Thine arms around me.