Be Thou Near

Author: Oswald J. Smith

Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which h… Go to person page >

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First Line: When my heart is filled with sorrow
Title: Be Thou Near
Author: Oswald J. Smith
Refrain First Line: Be thou near me, O my Savior
Publication Date: 1944
Copyright: Copyright, 1944 by The Rodeheaver Company



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Christ for America #d58

Church Service Hymns #215

Favorite Hymns and Choruses #d97

Gospel Hymnal #d382


Hymns for Praise and Service #96

Oswald Smith's Best Songs #25

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