Savior, Savior, be my guide

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1 Saviour, Saviour, be my guide,
For the way is dark and drear;
Keep me ever near thy side,
I am pressed by doubt and fear.
Sorrows deep, and ills betide;
O my faint petition hear!
Come, and in my heart abide,
O forever be thou near!

Keep me in the narrow ay,
Guide me, guide me ev'ry day;
Let me never, never stray,
Keep me, Blessed One, I pray.

2 I am wayward, I am weak,
Often falls the bitter tear;
To my soul sweet comfort speak,
As my helper, Lord, appear.
Make me pure, and make me strong,
And thy precepts to reverse;
Fill my heart with joy and song,
Give my spirit hope and cheer. [Chorus]

3 Keep me, Saviour of my soul,
Day by day, thro' ev'ry year;
Self I yield to thy control,
In my heart thy standard rear.
O impart thy peace divine;
To my prayer now lend thine ear;
Own me as a child of thine,
Keep me, keep me, Saviour dear. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1230

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Savior, Savior, be my guide
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Keep me in the narrow way
Copyright: Public Domain



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