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Jesus, my Savior, Keep me ever near thy side

Jesus, my Savior, Keep me ever near thy side

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [Jesus, my Savior, O, how dear Thou art to me]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my Savior,
Keep me ever near Thy side,
Help me to trust Thee,
In Thy love abide;
When the storms assail me,
And the billows ‘round me roll,
In Thy bosom fold me,
Hid my troubled soul.

Jesus, my Savior,
Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
Ever, forever,
Make Thy presence known.

2 Comfort in sorrow,
In affliction be my friend;
Draw me still nearer,
Lead me to the end;
When the world forsakes me,
And its friendship proves untrue,
In Thy tender mercy
Gently lead me through. [Refrain]

3 Down in the valley
Leave me not alone to die,
When time is fleeting,
Jesus, draw me nigh.
Just a little closer,
Nearer to Thy loving breast,
When we cross the river
To the land of rest. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #58

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. 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, my Savior, Keep me ever near thy side
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #56

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New Songs of the Gospel #58

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Songs of the Peacemaker #36

Songs Tried and Proved #d79

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The Seed Sower #16

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #10

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