At Jesus' side

Savior, keep me near Thy side

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Saviour, keep me near Thy side]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Saviour, keep me near Thy side,
Humble, meek, and lowly;
In Thy love may I abide,
Earnest, pure, and holy.

At Thy side, at Thy side,
Purified, forgiven,
Let me ever dwell, dear Lord,
With the saints in heaven.

2 With my eyes still fixed on Thee,
Oh, divinest treasure!
I would sit and be content
With Thy love’s full measure. [Refrain]

3 I would cast my sins on Thee
While I seek Thy favor,
Trusting in Thy precious blood,
All-sufficient Saviour. [Refrain]

4 Saviour, keep me near the cross,
Clinging, fondly clinging,
Till I hear death’s welcome call,
And the angels singing. [Refrain]

5Till I pass on pinions soft,
Through the golden portal,
And my raptured soul shall know
Joys that are immortal. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #164

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, keep me near Thy side
Title: At Jesus' side
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: At Thy side, at Thy side


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