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See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand

See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 26 hymnals

Full Text

See the Lord, thy keeper, stand,
Omnipotently near;
Lo! He holds thee by the hand,
And banishes thy fear;
Shadows with His wings thy head;
Guards from all impending harms;
Round thee and beneath are spread
The everlasting arms.

God shall bless thy going out,
Shall bless thy coming in;
Kindly compass thee about,
And guard from every sin.
Lean upon thy Father’s breast;
He thy quiet spirit keeps;
Rest in Him, securely rest;
Thy Guardian never sleeps.

O, my soul, unceasing pray,
And in thy God confide!
He our faltering steps shall stay,
Nor suffer us to slide:
He is still our sure defence,
We his ceaseless care shall prove,
Kept by watchful Providence
And ever-waking love.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #253

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand
Author: Charles Wesley



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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #149Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #253Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #253Page Scan
Chapel Hymns and Services #d108
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d612
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #186Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #746Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #746Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d143
Hymns for Public Worship #386Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #306Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #563Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #257Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #312Page Scan
Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #89Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #369cPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #369cPage Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #323Page Scan
Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #188Page Scan
Songs for the New Day #d71
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #768Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #344cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #517Page Scan
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d382
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d370
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d246
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