Kept for Jesus

O to be kept for Jesus

Author: Edith G. Cherry
Tune: [O to be Kept for Jesus]
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Oh, to be "Kept for Jesus!"
Kept, by the power of God;
Kept, from the world unspotted,
Treading where Jesus trod.

Oh, to be "Kept for Jesus!"
Lord at Thy feet I fall;
I would be "nothing, nothing, nothing;"
Thou shall be "all in all."

2 Oh, to be "Kept for Jesus!"
Serving as He shall choose;
"Kept" for the Master's pleasure;
"Kept" for the Master's use. [Chorus]

3 Oh, to be "Kept for Jesus!"
Kept from the world apart;
Lowly in mind and spirit,
Gentle and pure in heart. [Chorus]

4 Oh, to be "Kept for Jesus!"
Oh, to be all His own!
Kept, to be His forever,
Kept to be His alone! [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #7

Author: Edith G. Cherry

English poetess, Edith Gilling Cherry was stricken with polio in infancy, and for the rest of her brief life she walked with the aid of crutches. (Miss Cherry died at the age of 25.) Most of her poems were written before she was 15 years old. She was a deeply spiritual young woman, ever conscious of her spiritual failings. Edith Cherry gave the glory to God for her rich and insightful poetry. When she lay dying, after suffering a stroke, she said, “It all seems so small, all I have tried to do, so small to Him.” Her mother answered, “There are your songs, dear, they will carry on your work.” But Edith quickly replied, “Ah, but they were not mine at all, they were just given to me all ready, and all I had to do was write them do… Go to person page >

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First Line: O to be kept for Jesus
Title: Kept for Jesus
Author: Edith G. Cherry



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