1. Forsake me not; be not far from me,
though like a lamb I’ve gone astray.
Lord, wilt thou put thy arms around me
and lead me back with thee to stay?
2. Forsake me not; be not far from me
when sorrows press upon my soul.
Lord, grant me strength and understanding.
Lift up my heart and make me whole.
3. Father, I know that thou art with me.
I have no reason, then, to fear.
Thy loving answer reassures me,
“My child, I always will be near.”
Copyright © 1995 by Margo Faraoni. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.