A constant Friend

Representative Text

1 All unseen the Master walketh
By the toiling servant's side;
Wondrous words of life He speaketh,
While His hands uphold and guide.

Refrain:
Grief, nor pain, nor any sorrow
Rends thy heart, to Him unknown,
He today and He tomorrow
Grace sufficient gives His own.

2 When thy loved ones cross the border,
Jesus is the link between
They can gaze upon His glory,
Thou can'st on His bosom lean. [Refrain]

3 Holy strivings nerve and strengthen,
Long endurance wins the crown;
When the ev’ning shadows lengthen,
Thou shalt lay thy burden down. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #147

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All unseen the Master walketh
Title: A constant Friend
Author: Thomas MacKellar
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns and Tunes #d4

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A Collection of Familiar and Original Hymns with New Meanings. 2nd ed. #37

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A Collection of Hymns #311

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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #147

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #66

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Alexander's Male Choir #15

Alexander's Songs of the Gospel No.1 #d2

Battle Songs of the Cross #d8

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #540

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #540

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious services #236

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #219

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d7

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Hymns for Church and Home #300

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d11

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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #256

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Montreat Hymns: psalms and gospel songs with responsive scripture readings #256

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The Academic Hymnal #284

The Book of Praise #237

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #638

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #971

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d17

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #311

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