1 Dear Jesus, ever at Thy side,
How loving Thou must be,
To leave Thy home in heav’n to guard
A little child like me,
How beautiful Thy shining face
I see not, tho’ so near;
The sweetness of Thy soft, low voice,
I am too deaf to hear.
2 I can not feel Thee touch my hand
With pressure light and mild,
To check me as my mother did,
When I was but a child;
But I have felt Thee in my thoughts,
Rebuking sin for me;
And when my heart loves God, I know
The sweetness is from Thee.
3 And when, dear Saviour, I kneel down,
Morning and night, to prayer,
Something there is within my heart
Which tells me Thou art there.
Yes, when I pray, Thou prayest too;
Thy prayer is all for me;
But when I sleep, Thou sleepest not,
But watchest patiently.
|First Line:||Dear Jesus, ever at Thy side|
|Title:||Dear Jesus, Ever at Thy Side|
|Author:||F. W. Faber (1849)|
|Meter:||C. M. D.|