God Is Always Near Me

God is always near me, hearing what I say

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Published in 45 hymnals

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1 God is always near me,
Hearing what I say,
Knowing all my thoughts and deeds,
All my work and play.

2 God is always near me:
In the darkest night,
He can see me just the same,
As by midday light.

3 God is always near me,
Though so young and small;
Not a look, or word, or thought,
But God knows it all.

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #521

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >

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First Line: God is always near me, hearing what I say
Title: God Is Always Near Me
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Language: English

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