I will not leave you nor forsake,
Whate’er the trial or test;
I’ll at your side, you’re part I’ll take,
From Me nought can you wrest.
I will not leave you, never will,
While heaven and earth remain;
I’ve pledged Myself in good or ill,
You’re faith I will sustain.
I will not leave you, child of Mine,
You’ll never walk alone;
Though all forsake or undermine,
I’ll keep and guide you home.
I will not leave you in distress,
When all against you rage;
But I’ll uphold in righteousness,
Through this life’s every stage.
(Tune: Belmont; CM)
(© James R.Hamilton – Written Saturday, 3rd, June, 2004)