141. Keep Sweet

1 When petty annoyances hedge me about,
And snares are thick set for my feet;
The tempter hard tries to put me to rout,
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet.

Refrain:
Just to keep sweet,
Just to keep sweet;
Anger to flee,
Patient to be;
Just to keep sweet,
Just to keep sweet;
Lord, pray help me
Just to keep sweet.

2 When heavy and grievous the load that is mine,
When troubles, thick set, I shall meet;
Then give me that matchless strength which is Thine,
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet. [Refrain]

3 When daylight in plenty sheds beams on my way,
There yet may be trials to greet;
I find them at night, and often by day,—
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When petty annoyances hedge me about
Title: Keep Sweet
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Just to keep sweet
Publication Date: 1917
Tune Information
Name: [When petty annoyances hedge me about]
Composer: Harry W. Miller



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