3841. Lord Jesus, Let Thy Watchful Care

1. Lord Jesus, let Thy watchful care
Thy faithful love, our brethren tend;
Their hearts sustain, their way prepare
And safely guide them to the end.

2. Be with them on the stormy deep;
Be with them in the silent hour;
By sea or land, awake, asleep,
Be Thou their helper, strength, and tower.

3. Maintain them through their earthly strife,
So running as to win the race;
Each holding forth the word of life,
A light to lighten future days.

4. Go, brethren, go! with cheerful voice
We bid you go—a blessed leav’n—
Go, win the country of your choice
For truth, and liberty, and Heav’n.

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus, let Thy watchful care
Title: Lord Jesus, Let Thy Watchful Care
Author: Edward Swaine (1855)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: New Congregational Hymn Book, 1855
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: WINCHESTER NEW, Musikalisches Handbuch (Hamburg, Germany: 1690); harmonized by William H. Monk, 1847, alt.; WOODWORTH, William B. Bradbury, 1849
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1707)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51237 12724 43134
Key: G Major
Source: Divine Companion, second edition, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain

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