David’s life wasn’t always easy. Among the many difficulties he encountered, as he travelled through Africa, were: illness, lack of food, and water, loss of supplies and lion attacks.
He was also deeply affected by witnessing the horrors of the east African slave trade, something he wrote about in his journals.
Throughout his life, David found solace in his Christian faith. When he felt lonely, sad or angry he had a favourite hymn (a Christian song) that helped to motivate him.
What do you think these lyrics mean? How would they have helped or inspired David?