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647. Dear Jesus, Ever at Thy Side

1 Dear Jesus, ever at Thy side,
How loving Thou must be,
To leave Thy home in heav’n to guard
A little child like me,
How beautiful Thy shining face
I see not, tho’ so near;
The sweetness of Thy soft, low voice,
I am too deaf to hear.

2 I can not feel Thee touch my hand
With pressure light and mild,
To check me as my mother did,
When I was but a child;
But I have felt Thee in my thoughts,
Rebuking sin for me;
And when my heart loves God, I know
The sweetness is from Thee.

3 And when, dear Saviour, I kneel down,
Morning and night, to prayer,
Something there is within my heart
Which tells me Thou art there.
Yes, when I pray, Thou prayest too;
Thy prayer is all for me;
But when I sleep, Thou sleepest not,
But watchest patiently.

Text Information
First Line: Dear Jesus, ever at Thy side
Title: Dear Jesus, Ever at Thy Side
Author: F. W. Faber (1849)
Meter: C. M. D.
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Children's Services
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Martine
Meter: C. M. D.


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