1 I travel into distant lands,
There to discharge my trust and call;
Commit myself into thy hands,
To thee, my God, who governs all.
2 All my concerns to thee is known,
And what my occupations are,
May all in thy bless'd Name be done
With caution, love and holy fear.
3 Be with me Lord, from day to day,
Defend and guard my life from harm:
Grant grace and wisdom that I may
My duty and my call perform.
4 Take charge of all I leave behind,
And let thy grace with them reside,
As thou art gracious, good and kind,
For all their wants and needs provide.
5 Dangers compass me all around,
Where e'er I go in ev'ry place;
No place of safety here is found,
whilst I am here to run my race.
6 Whilst I remain on earth below,
My life is but a pilgrimage:
I have to wander to and fro,
This world affords no certain stage.
7 But I shall find a constant home,
Where I shall be for ever blest,
When Christ my blessed Lord shall come,
And take me home with him to rest.
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.) #CCCXXX