Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go
Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go. Jessie Brown Pounds* (1861-1921).
One of Pounds’ early hymns, this was published in Hymns Old and New No 1, edited by Daniel B. Towner* (Chicago/New York, 1887). It had three stanzas:
‘Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go’
‘Anywhere with Jesus I am not alone’
‘Anywhere with Jesus I can go to sleep’
Two stanzas were added by Helen Cadbury Dixon (1877-1969), wife of the evangelist Charles M. Alexander*, for whose campaigns the many editions of Alexander’s Hymns were compiled. They were inserted into Pounds’ text as stanzas 2 and 4:
Anywhere with Jesus I need fear no ill,
Tho’ temptations gather round my pathway still;
He himself was tempted that...
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