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Keep Me Near Thee

Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus

Author: William J. Henry
Tune: [Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus,
Keep me near Thee lest I stray;
With Thy mighty hand uphold me,
Lead me gently all the way.

Refrain:
Life without Thee would be dreary,
Cheerless all my path would be;
But while walking in Thy presence,
Heaven’s glory shines on me.

2 Keep me near Thee, precious Savior,
Many snares are by the way;
’Neath Thy balmy wings protect me,
Draw me nearer Thee each day. [Refrain]

3 Help me live so near Thee, Jesus,
That Thy whispers I may hear,
Let me feel Thy arms around me
When the hand of danger’s near. [Refrain]

4 Draw me nearer, blessed Jesus,
Closely fold me to Thy breast;
Pillowed on Thy loving bosom,
Let me ever sweetly rest. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: William J. Henry

Originally from Ohio, Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement near Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania. Denominational leaders had received requests from congregations there, but had no one to send. Though Henry was only 22 years old, he proved a very effective organizer. He toured eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several months each year till 1895. He became a very active evangelist and song writer, holding meetings in every American state and in Britain. --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Keep me near Thee, blessed Jesus
Title: Keep Me Near Thee
Author: William J. Henry
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Life without thee would be dreary

Timeline

Instances

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Timeless Truths #347TextAudio
Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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