Walking, Savior, close to thee

Walking, Savior, close to thee

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Walking, Savior, close to Thee]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Walking, Saviour, close to Thee,
Trusting in Thy love and grace,
Guide, oh, guide us tenderly,
Till we see Thee face to face.

Saviour, Saviour,
Keep us Saviour Thine alone,
Till the shadows all have flown,
And we meet beside Thy throne.

2 Light the way our feet should go,
With the sunshine of Thy love,
Gild life’s pathway here below,
Lead us to Thy courts above. [Refrain]

3 Till shall close life’s latest day,
Keep us pure, oh, Saviour, Friend,
Never, never let us stray,
Own and bless us to the end. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #56

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Walking, Savior, close to thee
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Keep us, Savior, thine alone
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #95

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Crowning Day No. 3 #56

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