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82. God is near thee, therefore cheer thee

1 God is near thee, therefore cheer thee,
Sad soul!
He'll defend thee when around thee
Billows roll,
When around thee billows roll.

2 Calm thy sadness, look in gladness
On high!
Faint and weary, pilgrim, cheer thee,
Help is nigh!
Pilgrim, cheer thee, help is nigh!

3 Mark the sea-bird wildly wheeling
Through the skies!
God defends him, God attends him
When he cries!
God attends him when he cries.

4 God is near thee, therefore cheer thee,
Sad soul!
He'll defend thee, when around thee
Billows roll!
When around the billows roll.

Text Information
First Line: God is near thee, therefore cheer thee
Language: English
Publication Date: 1895
Tune Information
Composer: Dr. Thos. Hastings
Key: B♭ Major

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