1 God is near thee, therefore cheer thee,
He'll defend thee when around thee
When around thee billows roll.
2 Calm thy sadness, look in gladness
Faint and weary, pilgrim, cheer thee,
Help is nigh!
Pilgrim, cheer thee, help is nigh!
3 Mark the sea-bird wildly wheeling
Through the skies!
God defends him, God attends him
When he cries!
God attends him when he cries.
4 God is near thee, therefore cheer thee,
He'll defend thee, when around thee
When around the billows roll.
Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #82