Close By My Side

Close by my side, O tender love

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [Close by my side, O tender love]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Close by my side, O tender love
That leads me to that home above;
That keeps beside me all the way,
That leads me toward the perfect day.

Close by my side, close by my side,
He waits my feeble steps to guide;
O Saviour still with me abide
Close by my side, close by my side.

2 Thro’ sun and storm, thro’ joy and grief,
To sorrow bringing sweet relief;
And guarding with His tender hand,
When dangers thickly ‘round me stand. [Chorus]

3 Forever faithful, loving true,
O Christ, my love, my life are due
Alone to Thee, most holy Friend,
Be with and keep me to the end. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #117

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Close by my side, O tender love
Title: Close By My Side
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gems and Jewels #117

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #159

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