Christ My Song - 1249
Saviour, be thou with us, going
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Saviour, be thou with us, going.
"Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16,33)
2. Precious is thy word of promise,
precious to thy people here;
though the foe would wrest it from us,
thou hast bid us nothing fear;
in our trials,
thou hast said thou wilt be near.
3. In thy strength we bid defiance
to the world, its smile or frown;
on thy strength our whole reliance,
on thy strength, and not our own;
happy are we
when we trust in thee alone.
4. May we thus, till life is over,
trust in thee, and valiant prove;
every day fresh cause discover,
cause of wonder, joy, and love;
to our place in heav'n remove,
5. there to see our Saviour's glory,
there to serve him without fear;
there to tell the wondrous story
of the grace that found us here;
and for ever
praise the name to sinners dear.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 402.