H. Bonar

YES, for me, for me He careth,

With a brother’s tender care;

Yes, with me, with me He shareth

Every burden, every fear.


Yes, o’er me, o’er me He watcheth,

Ceaseless watcheth night and day:

Yes, e’en me, e’en me He snatcheth

From the perils of the way.


Yes, for me He standeth pleading

At the mercy-seat above;

Ever for me interceding,

Constant in untiring love.


Yes, in me abroad He sheddeth

Joys unearthly, love and light;

And to cover me He spreadeth

His paternal wing of might.


Yes, in me, in me He dwelleth,

I in Him, and He in me;

And my empty soul He filleth,

Here and through eternity.


Thus I wait for His returning,

Singing all the way to heaven;

Such the joyful song of morning,

Such the tranquil song of even.


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