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Keep Me Near Thee

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1 Heav'nly Father, keep me near thee!
Let me never go astray!
When temptations fierce assail me,
Help me to resist, I pray!
Guide me, with thy word and spirit,
In the good and righteous way;
Thro' the Saviour's blood and merit,
Purge my stains of guilt away!

Chorus:
Guide me, with thy word and spirit,
In the good and righteous way;
Thro' the Saviour's blood and merit,
Purge my stains of guilt away!
Thro' the Saviour's blood and merit,
Purge my stains of guilt away!

2 I am feeble, frail, unstable,
Vile, corrupt, unclean within,
Thou art mighty, strong, and able,
To deliver me from sin.
Hear, O Lord, my supplication!
Listen to my earnest cry!
Grant me mercy and salvation,
Lest I perish, faint or die! [Chorus]

3 When my days are dark and dreary
With affliction, toil and grief,
When I'm lonely, and weary,
Give me succor and relief!
With thy powerful arm uphold me;
Lead me in thy perfect way;
Till with rapture I behold thee,
In the realms of endless day! [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #52

Author: Joseph H. Martin

Late 19th Century Martin was a minister. Lyrics-- Come un­to Me Coming of the Lord Draw­eth Nigh, The Rose May Yield a Sweet Per­fume, The Sabbath Bells Are Ring­ing, The Sabbath Morn Is Beam­ing, The Thee I Seek, O Gra­cious Sav­ior There Are Bright Lit­tle Ones There Is a Cleans­ing Fount­ain There Is a Crim­son Fount­ain There Is a Gate That Stands Ajar There Is a Lad­der Great There Is a Man­sion Fair and Bright There Is a Star of All Most Bright There Was Love, Deep Love There’s a Home for the Blest There’s a Man­sion of Rest There’s a Song of Joy There’s a Voice That Speaks There’s a Well in the De­sert The… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Father keep me near Thee
Title: Keep Me Near Thee
Author: Joseph H. Martin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light and Life #52

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