Keep Me Close to Thy Heart

Often the burdens of life seem hard

Author: Albert E. Brumley
Tune: [Often the burdens of life]
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Albert E. Brumley

Born: October 29, 1905, near Spiro, Oklahoma. Died: November 15, 1977, Springfield, Missouri. Buried: Fox Cemetery, Powell, Missouri. Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Often the burdens of life seem hard
Title: Keep Me Close to Thy Heart
Author: Albert E. Brumley
Refrain First Line: Keep me each step of the way
Publication Date: 1948
Copyright: Copyright, 1948, by Stamps-Baxter & Ptg. Co., Inc in "Golden Gates"



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Golden Gates for Singing Schools and Conventions #d86

Peaceful Echoes #6

Universal Songs and Hymns, a complete hymnal #d141

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