1 I Sojourn as a stranger here,
My calling to attend;
My Jesus, be thou ever near!
My guard, my shield and friend.
2 A stranger here in distant land,
Of no friends here I know;
Yet led by thy unerring hand
I shall pass safely through.
3 If thou my Lord, art still with me!
My journey will be blest;
The more I place my trust in thee,
The more I feel at rest.
4 Thou Lord, dost see in ev'ry place,
In ev'ry place thou art!
In ev'ry land they find thy grace,
Who seek thee with their heart.
5 Thy providence point out their way,
Wherein they e'er shall speed;
They find thy hand from day to day,
As they may want or need.
6 Dear Lord, my case to thee is known,
And what is for my good;
Teach me the way of sin to shun:
At home or when abroad.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCCXXXI