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God Is Always Near Me

God is always near me, Hearing what I say

Author: P. P. Bliss
Published in 50 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 mid-day 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: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #82

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God is always near me, Hearing what I say
Title: God Is Always Near Me
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1780
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The Cyber Hymnal #1780


The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #82

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