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