At Jesus' side

Savior, keep me near Thy side

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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain



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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #71

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #639

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The Bright Array #164

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