Jesu, keep me day by day

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1. Jesus, keep me day by day
In the straight and narrow way;
Snares around my feet are set,
Watch me, lest I may forget.

2. Jesus, help me when I call,
When I fear that I may fall;
Guard my steps lest I should go
In the downward path to woe.

3. Jesus, make me pure within,
Wash my heart from every sin,
So each tho't and act may be
Pleasing, blessed Lord, to thee.

4. Jesus, save me by and by,
When thou comest in the sky,
May I see thy glorious face,
With thy people have a place.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #167

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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Author: Ella E. Miles

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