Be with Me, Lord

I cross the ever surging sea

Author: Frederic Denison
Tune: [I cross the ever surging sea of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I cross the ever-surging sea of life,
Be with me, Lord;
‘Mid winds and currents in their ceaseless strife,
Be with my, Lord;
My barque is fragile, and may not withstand
The billows beating high on ev’ry hand;
Be with me, Lord,
Be with me, Lord.

2 That I may safely pass the reefs and rocks,
Be Thou my guide;
To hold my course amid temptation’s shocks,
Be Thou my guide;
Thy Spirit be the compass in my heart,
Thy Word my perfect, never-failing chart;
Be Thou my guide,
Be Thou my guide.

3 When hover clouds and night to close my day,
Be Thy my light;
When sun and moon and stars all fade away,
Be Thou my light;
Let not the tempest and the midnight gloom
Obscure the passage to the promised home;
Be Thou my light,
Be Thou my light.

4 And when the ever-lasting hills I hail,
Of Thee I’ll sing;
Secure my anchor cast within the vail,
Of Thee I’ll sing;
Forever, as I tread the golden strand,
And walk the holy heights of Beulah Land,
Of Thee I’ll sing,
Of Thee I’ll sing.

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #131

Author: Frederic Denison

Denison, Frederic. (Stonington, Connecticut, September 28, 1819--August 16, 1901, Providence, Rhode Island). Baptist. Son of Isaac and Levina (Fish) Denison. Brown University, B.A. 1847, and M.A. Pastorates at First Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1847-1854; Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, 1854-1859; Baptist Church at Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1859-1861; First Baptist Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1865-1871; Baptist Church oat New Haven, Connecticut, 1872-1873; Baptist Church at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 1874-1876; and Roger Williams Baptist Church, Wanskuck, Providence, Rhode Island, for a few years after leaving Woonsocket. Army chaplain with First Rhode Island Cavalry (1861-1863), and Third Rhode Island Heavy A… Go to person page >

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First Line: I cross the ever surging sea
Title: Be with Me, Lord
Author: Frederic Denison

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