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I would not do without him

When the power of evil is near

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When the power of evil is near]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When the power of evil is near,
Then the smile of my Lord I see;
In temptation’s dark hour He is near,
And is always keeping me.

I could not do without Him if I would,
I would not do without Him if I could;
Since from sin He set me free,
He is always blessing me,
And I would not do without Him if I could.

2 When the friendships of earth prove untrue,
Still the love of my Lord I see;
And no matter what others may do,
He is always loving me. [Refrain]

3 Ev’ry blessing He sends I receive,
And I praise Him where’er I be;
It is joy to my soul to believe
He is always blessing me. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #37

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the power of evil is near
Title: I would not do without him
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I could not do without him if I would



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