The Nearness of Jesus
Come and never fear.
Put your hands in His, follow His Blessed Feet. He will be your Guide.
Though sometimes you see Him not, He is there.
His Blessed Hands lead you, His Blessed Feet guide you.
It is His Face that looks upon you, even though you see it not, and He will lead you safely, safely home.
Oh! home - where is there home but in the heart of the Man-God?
Where is there rest but in the Heart of Jesus?
Where is there peace but in the embrace of His all-satisfying love?
May that love be yours, ever to guide and sustain you.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930