1. I will go in the strength of the Lord,
In the path He hath marked for my feet:
I will follow the light of His Word,
Nor shrink from the dangers I meet.
His presence my steps shall attend:
His fullness my wants shall supply;
On Him, till my journey shall end,
My hope shall securely rely.
2. I will go in the strength of the Lord,
To the work He appoints me to do:
In the joy which His smile shall afford
My soul shall her vigor renew.
His wisdom will guard me from harm,
His pow’r my sufficiency prove;
I will trust His omnipotent arm,
I will rest in His covenant love.
3. I will go in the strength of the Lord,
To each conflict which faith may require,
His grace, as my shield and reward,
My courage and zeal shall inspire.
If He issue the word of command
To meet and encounter the foe,
Though with sling and with stone in my hand,
In the strength of the Lord I will go.
Turney, Edward, D.D., an American Baptist minister, was born at Easton (then Weston), Connecticut, May 6, 1816, and graduated at Madison University, New York. He was successively pastor at Hartford and at Granville, Ohio (1842-47); Professor of Biblical Criticism, Madison University, 1850, and also of Biblical Literature at Fairmount Theological Seminary, Cincinnati (1853-58). Subsequently he taught in Washington, District of Columbia. He died at Washington, Sept. 28, 1872. He published Baptismal Hymn, 1862, and Memorial Poems and Hymns, 1864. Of these hymns the following are in common use:—
1. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus. Peace and Rest in Jesus.
2. Come to Jesus, little one (1860). Invitation.
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Display Title: I Will Go in the Strength of the LordFirst Line: I will go in the strength of the LordTune Title: HYMN OF EVEAuthor: Edward TurneyMeter: 126.96.36.199Source: Memorial Poems and Hymns, 1864