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Keep me every day

Representative Text

1 Lord, I want to live for thee,
Ev’ry day and hour;
Let thy spirit be with me,
In its saving pow’r!

Refrain:
Keep my heart, and keep my hand,
Keep my soul, I pray!
Keep my tongue to speak thy praise,
Keep me all the way!

2 In my weakness be my strength;
In my trials all,
Be thou near me all the day,
Hear my ev’ry call! [Refrain]

3 Leave me not to walk alone,
Lest I faint and die;
Let thy spirit go with me,
And attend my cry! [Refrain]

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #515

Author: Franklin L. Eiland

Franklin L. Eiland was born in Noxubee county, Miss., March 25, 1860. He was reared on the farm and attended the old field school. The school house on the hill and the old Oaken Bucket, etc., etc., were objects of interest in his curriculum. He had traveled some before finally leaving home including a trip to Tx, but in 1882 he came to Tx to remain. November 13, 1884 he married Miss Mary E. Nisbett of Robertson county. She lived nine years. In 1894 he married Miss Ella May Kennedy of Van Zandt county. She lived only 10 days. October 21, 1896 he married Miss Minnie Jarushia Valentine of McLennan county. She still survives. They have one sweet little daughter, Mary Ella Oree. She is quite bright and is already starting music at the age of th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I want to live for thee
Title: Keep me every day
Author: Franklin L. Eiland
Refrain First Line: Keep my heart and keep my hand

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African American Heritage Hymnal #433

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #515

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #173

The New National Baptist Hymnal #244

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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