Like Enoch, let me ever walk with thee

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1 Like Enoch, let me ever walk with Thee;
Let me, like Mary, kneel at Thy blest feet;
Let me hold fast Thy truth like Timothy
And keep the faith like Paul, all pure, complete.

2 Let me, like John, stay close to Thy dear heart;
Like Andrew, at the Galilean lake;
From kindred rather than from Thee depart:
Let me like Peter bold confession make.

3 Like Stephen, grant me strength for foes to pray,
And when for me life's eventide draws nigh,
O may Thy angels carry me away
To dwell forever, Lord, with Thee on high.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #207

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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First Line: Like Enoch, let me ever walk with thee
Author: Anna B. Hoppe


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