1 O, thou mourning one of Zion,
To the mountains lift thine eyes;
To the hills, beyond whose barrier,
Fair the promised Canaan lies.
Tho the darkness groweth deeper,
Faint not as the shadows creep,
For the Lord, who is thy keeper,
He will slumber not, nor sleep.
O, then fear not, tho the shadows
Of the night lie dark and deep,
For He that keepeth Israel
Shall slumber not, nor sleep.
2 O, thou wanderer who treadest
Paths as treacherous as fair,
Never road so far can lead thee,
That thy Father will not care.
By eternal love constraining,
He will call His straying sheep,
Lost? O no, the Lord is reigning,
He will slumber not, nor sleep. [Refrain]
3 Thou who workest for the Master,
Long and faithful, striving still,
Who hast done His bidding bravely,
Yet the world must have its will—
Tho in tears may be the sowing,
Joys eternal thou shalt reap,
For, all-pitying, all-knowing,
God will slumber not, nor sleep. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14772