1 Jesus, my Captain, to victory lead me;
Swiftly the powers of darkness draw near.
Thou who from Satan's dominion hast freed me,
Lend me Thy help and allay all my fear.
Seeing the tempter would cunningly sift me,
Do Thou in mercy sustain and uplift me.
2 Jesus, my Captain, who dearly hast bought me,
Suffer me not to be felled by the foe.
Tho' in his meshes he deftly have caught me,
Strength to escape them upon me bestow.
Tho' all the forces of Babel be raging,
Be Thou my Refuge, all terrors assuaging.
3 Jesus, my Captain whose eyes do not slumber,
Deign for me ever to watch and to pray;
Let not temptation my spirit encumber,
Keep me secure in Thy truth and Thy way.
When the dark shadows of night would enthrall me,
Be Thou my Shield, lest some ill should befall me.
4 Jesus, my Captain, in battle victorious,
Let me the emblem of victory gain.
Then shall my praises, O Savior all-glorious,
Fervent and joyful forever remain.
Where the fair angels of heaven adore Thee,
Let me with anthems of praise come before Thee.