Wheresoe'er I roam through valleys dreary

Wheresoe'er I roam through valleys dreary

Author: Carl Olof Rosenius
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1 Wheresoe’er I roam through valleys dreary,
Over mountains, or in pathless wood,
Ever with me is a Friend to cheer me,
Warning, comforting as none else could.
’Tis the Shepherd, who once dying, bleeding,
Still through all eternity shall live;
Following His flock, protecting, feeding,
He the tenderest care doth give.
Following His flock, protecting, feeding,
He the tenderest care doth give.

2 All my needs eternally supplying,
All in all to me that Friend shall be;
Everything for which my heart is sighing,
He perceives, and helps me lovingly.
Though I often feel forsaken, lonely,
He is ever near, for He did say:
"I am with you alway," and this only
Gives me courage on my way.
"I am with you alway," and this only
Gives me courage on my way.

3 Piercéd Heart with love o’erflowing, guide me,
Help me through life’s desert find my way;
Let my faith, no matter what betide me,
Find assurance in Thy wounds for aye.
To Thy bosom, for this life is fleeting,
Take me, wash my garments in thy blood,
And arising may I at Thy meeting
Cry with joy: My Lord and God.
And arising may I at Thy meeting
Cry with joy: My Lord and God.

Amen.

Source: Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #316

Author: Carl Olof Rosenius

Rosenius, Carl Olof. (Nysätra, Sweden, February 3, 1816--February 24, 1868). Lutheran. Son of a state church preacher with pietist convictions. University of Uppsala, 1838-1839. Tutor at Lenna. Lay preacher and evangelist. Editor of Pietisten, 1842-1868, a monthly which played a major role in the revival and free church movement. In order to stem the tide of separation and keep the revival within the state church, Rosenius and his friends organized "Evangeliska Fosterlandsstiftelsen" (Evangelical National Foundation) in 1856. In his activities as a lay preacher Rosenius was often accompanied by the singer-hymnist, Oscar Ahnfelt, and his lyrics were published in the latter's Andeliga Sånger (Spiritual Songs). Author of "Var jag går" (Wher… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #7359
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Small Church Music #5169
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Small Church Music #5169Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #427
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