The Lord Is Ever Near

Representative Text

1 The Lord is ever near,
He bids his children pray;
While they are speaking he will hear,
And bless them day by day.

2 Our Father's love is sure,
And very wise his care;
He gives us what he knows is best,
And hears our every prayer.

3 Teach us, dear Lord, to pray,
To trust thee as we should;
And help us feel that come what may,
Thy gifts are always good.

Source: Children's Hymnal #101

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is ever near
Title: The Lord Is Ever Near
Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer
Language: English
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: Public Domain



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