I will be with thee

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1 Lord, must I go, the desert ways along?
The path is dreary, ways are weary,
Father, must I go?
How can I know if I am right or wrong?
Thy children seeking, to them speaking,
Father, must I go?

Chorus:
Joy! joy! joy! for the Lord shall be with thee now!
Unto you He is saying, Certainly saying, I will be with thee now!
Joy! joy! joy! for the Lord shall be with thee now!
Unto you He is saying, Certainly saying, I will be with thee now!

2 How can I cry Before the face of kings,
Thy message bearing, way preparing,
Father, must I go?
Lord who am I, to do these mighty things?
Thy people leading, guiding, feeding!
Father, must I go? [Chorus]

3 At thy command, Thy mighty will to tell,
Thy law proclaiming, terrors naming,
Father, must I go?
How can I stand before thine Israel,
And what the token thou hast spoken?
Father, must I go? [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #26

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, must I go, the desert
Title: I will be with thee
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Joy, joy, joy for the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

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