1 Saviour, keep me ever near thee,
From thee may I never stray,
Guide my wand'ring footsteps ever
In the path to heav'nly day,
Oft my falt'ring feet do wander
In forbidden ways of sin,
Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead me
To thy pastures back again.
2 When 'mid doubts and dark temptations
From thee oft my spirit strays,
Be my strength, my firm foundation,
Be my hope, my joy, my praise;
And when sorrow's clouds shall hover
Dark and gloomy round my soul,
Be thou near and stay the tempest,
Let no surging billows roll.
3 Thro' death's dark and gloomy valley,
When all human aid must flee,
Let thy presence and thy power
Be a light and strength to me.
Thou, my hope, my joy, my comfort,
Ever trusting thee I'll praise,
And my life in sweetest numbers
Still shall flow thro' endless days.