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347. Keep Me Near Thee

1 Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus,
Keep me near Thee lest I stray;
With Thy mighty hand uphold me,
Lead me gently all the way.

Refrain:
Life without Thee would be dreary,
Cheerless all my path would be;
But while walking in Thy presence,
Heaven’s glory shines on me.

2 Keep me near Thee, precious Savior,
Many snares are by the way;
’Neath Thy balmy wings protect me,
Draw me nearer Thee each day. [Refrain]

3 Help me live so near Thee, Jesus,
That Thy whispers I may hear,
Let me feel Thy arms around me
When the hand of danger’s near. [Refrain]

4 Draw me nearer, blessed Jesus,
Closely fold me to Thy breast;
Pillowed on Thy loving bosom,
Let me ever sweetly rest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus
Title: Keep Me Near Thee
Author: William J. Henry (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Psalm 148:14
Topic: Supplication
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Keep_Me_Near_Thee); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (336); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (346)
Refrain First Line: Life without Thee would be dreary
Tune Information
Name: [Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Keep_Me_Near_Thee); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (336); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (346)



Media
MIDI file: Keep_Me_Near_Thee.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Keep_Me_Near_Thee)




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