Scripture Verse

You will be My witnesses, both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8


Words: Fred P. Mor­ris, 1913. Ap­peared in Im­ma­nu­el’s Praise, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der et al. (New York: Flem­ing H. Revell, 1914), num­ber 7.

Music: San Pe­dro Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


Just where I am, oh, let me be
A faithful witness, Lord, for Thee;
While others seek a wider sphere,
Oh, keep me faithful, Lord, just here!

Just where I am: the way is rough,
But Thou art near—it is enough;
They rest who lean upon Thine arm—
O, make me strong, and keep me calm!

And if Thou, Lord, should’st point the way
To lands afar where shines no ray
Of light divine, then let me go,
To speak of Christ, and heal their woe.

Or, if at home Thou bidd’st me stay,
Let me be used to smooth the way
Of those who go at duty’s call,
Leaving their home, their friends, their all.

Just where I am, oh, let me win
Some sad, despairing soul from sin;
With heart aflame, and face aglow,
Strong in Thy strength, Lord, let me go.