786. O Lamb of God! still keep me

1 O Lamb of God! still keep me
Near to thy wounded side;
'Tis only there in safety
And peace I can abide!
What foes and snares surround me,
What doubts and fears within!
The grace that sought and found me,
Alone can keep me clean.

2 'Tis only in thee hiding
I know my life secure
Only in thee abiding,
The conflict can endure:
Thine arm the victory gaineth
O'er every hateful foe;
Thy love my heart sustaineth
In all its care and woe.

3 Soon shall my eyes behold thee,
With rapture, face to face;
One half hath not been told me
Of all thy power and grace:
Thy beauty, Lord, and glory,
The wonders of thy love,
Shall be the endless story
Of all the saints above.

Text Information
First Line: O Lamb of God! still keep me
Author: James G. Deck
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Guidance and Protection
Tune Information
Composer: L. A. Logan
Meter: 7s & 6s, D
Key: A♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tune: #833, Webb.

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