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GOD WITH ME.

"Gott bei mir in jedem Ort."

"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."--Is. 43:2.

C. F. Zeller.

transl., Sarah Findlater

My God with me in every place!

Firmly, does the promise stand,

On land or sea, with present grace

Still to aid us near at hand.

If you ask, "Who is with thee?"

God is here--my God with me!

No depth, nor prison, nor the grave,

Can exclude Him from His own;

His cheering presence still I have,

If in crowds or all alone.

In whatever state I be,

Everywhere is God with me!

My God for me! I dare to say--

God the portion of my soul!

Nor need I tremble in dismay

When around me troubles roll.

If you ask, "What comforts thee?"

It is this--God is for me!

Ah! faith has seen Him cradled lie,

Here on earth a weeping child;

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Has seen Him for my vileness die--

He, the sinless, undefiled!

And thus I know it true to be,

God, my Saviour, is for me!

In life, in death, with God so near,

Every battle I shall win,

Shall boldly press through dangers here,

Triumph over every sin!

"What? you say, "a victor be?"

No, not I, but God in me!

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