“Forsake Me Not,” New Era, Aug. 1995, 51Forsake Me NotWords and music by Margo FaraoniFirst-Place Hymn1. Forsake me not; be not far from me,though like a lamb I’ve gone astray.Lord, wilt thou put thy arms around meand lead me back with thee to stay?2. Forsake me not; be not far from mewhen 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.