The wonderful phrases of this hymn set forth various descriptive phrases of who Christ is as well as a prayer for His continual watchful care. The simple melody echoes the child-like faith of the text. I’m very thankful that my friend Steve Green was able to sing this particular song. He has been a source of encouragement over the years, and I have a profound respect for him and his ministry.
Rest of the weary, joy of the sad, Hope of the dreary, light of the glad;
Home of the stranger, strength to the end, Refuge from danger, Savior and Friend!
Pillow where lying, love rests its head, Peace of the dying, life of the dead:
Path of the lowly, prize at the end, Breath of the holy, Savior and Friend!
When my feet stumble, to Thee I’ll cry, Crown of the humble, cross of the high;
When my steps wander, over me bend Truer and fonder, Savior and Friend!
Ever confessing Thee, I will raise Unto Thee blessing, glory and praise:
All my endeavor, world without end, Thine to be ever, Savior and Friend!