He Will Keep

Jesus Christ is my salvation

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Jesus Christ is my salvation]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus Christ is my salvation,
He will keep;
From the power of temptation
He will keep;
From the worlds’ bewitching snare,
Tho’ it find me unaware,
Jesus Christ, whose name I bear,
He will keep.

He will keep from ev’ry foe
Fearlessly with Him I god,
For my Savior is divine,
I am His and He is mine;
Till the lights in heaven shine,
He will keep.

2 When life’s peril o’er me hovers
He will keep;
My defenseless head He covers,
He will keep;
In the deadly grasp of pain
He is never sought in vain,
He who turns our loss to gain,
He will keep. [Chorus]

3 When I come to earth’s dark river
He will keep;
When the flesh and spirit quiver
He will keep;
Underneath my Savior’s arm
He’ll support in fear’s alarm,
And from ev’ry loss and harm,
He will keep. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #109

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus Christ is my salvation
Title: He Will Keep
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: He will keep from every foe
Copyright: Public Domain



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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #109

Songs for Men #114

Songs of Redemption #d98

Treasury of Song #d151

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