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The Lord keep watch between us

The Lord keep watch between us

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: MIZPAH (McGranahan)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The Lord keep watch between us,
The ever present Friend;
No love like His so mighty,
To keep and to defend.

The Lord keep watch between us,
Keep watch in tend’rest love,
Until our praises mingle
Around the throne above.

2 Though absent from each other,
We are not far from Him;
Let not our courage falter,
Let not our faith grow dim. [Refrain]

3 Though time and space may sever
The Master’s servants here,
‘Tis only for a season,
The meeting-time draws near. [Refrain]

4 The Lord Himself is watching,
In tenderness and love;
Let praises meet and mingle
Around the throne above. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 #110

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord keep watch between us
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Mizpah, Mizpah