Keep close to Jesus, and the day will be

Keep close to Jesus, and the day will be

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Keep close to Jesus and the day will be a bright one]
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Representative Text

1 Keep close to Jesus and the day will be a bright one;
Keep close to Jesus and your load will be a light one;
Keep close to Jesus and your way will be the right one;
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

Refrain:
Keep close, very close, ever close to Jesus;
Keep close to Jesus ev’ry day;
Keep close, very close, ever close to Jesus,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

2 Keep close to Jesus would you stand against temptation;
Keep close to Jesus for the raptures of salvation;
Keep close to Jesus for His peace in tribulation;
Keep close to Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

3 Keep close to Jesus all of sin behind you;
Keep close to Jesus and no fetters more will bind you;
Keep close to Jesus for the glory God designed you;
Keep close to Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #78

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Keep close to Jesus, and the day will be
Author: William C. Martin
Copyright: Public Domain

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