God Is Always Near

Never afar from his children's call

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Never afar from His children's call]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Never afar from His children’s call,
Sparrows without Him can never fall,
Lovingly, tenderly watching o’er all,
God is always near.

God is always near,
Naught have I to fear.
On land or sea,
To care for me,
My God is always near!

2 Ever He’s close in the hour of trial,
Ever so near in my self-denial,
Precious to me is life’s journey the while,
God is always near. [Chorus]

3 Tempest and billows can never harm;
Storm-clouds and darkness bring no alarm,
Ever beside me and shielding from harm,
God is always near. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #161

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Never afar from his children's call
Title: God Is Always Near
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: God is always near
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Kingdom Songs #161

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us