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Keep Me

In this wicked world am I

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [In this wicked world am I]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In this wicked world am I,
Watch Thou o’er me from on high;
Keep my soul, lest I should be
Led astray, O Lord, from Thee.

Refrain:
All I am or hope to be,
I commit, dear Lord, to Thee;
Oh, preserve me in Thy love,
Till I reach Thy courts above.

2 Keep me spotless, keep me pure,
Keep me lest the world allure;
Keep me in Thy secret place,
Where I e’er may see Thy face. [Refrain]

3 Keep me guiltless night and day,
Help me Thy commands obey;
Keep me humble, let not pride
Ever in my soul abide. [Refrain]

4 Keep me gentle, let no word
From my lips be ever heard
That shall wound a tender heart,
Cause a tear of grief to start. [Refrain]

5 Keep me for Thyself alone,
Nevermore to be mine own;
Keep me in Thy favor sweet,
In Thy grace and truth complete. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In this wicked world am I
Title: Keep Me
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All I am or hope to be

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Timeless Truths #443

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