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Keep Sweet

When petty annoyances hedge me about

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [When petty annoyances hedge me about]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When petty annoyances hedge me about,
And snares are thick set for my feet;
The tempter hard tries to put me to rout,
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet.

Just to keep sweet,
Just to keep sweet;
Anger to flee,
Patient to be;
Just to keep sweet,
Just to keep sweet;
Lord, pray help me
Just to keep sweet.

2 When heavy and grievous the load that is mine,
When troubles, thick set, I shall meet;
Then give me that matchless strength which is Thine,
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet. [Refrain]

3 When daylight in plenty sheds beams on my way,
There yet may be trials to greet;
I find them at night, and often by day,—
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #141

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: When petty annoyances hedge me about
Title: Keep Sweet
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Just to keep sweet
Copyright: Public Domain


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Calvary's Praises #141

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