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312. "Keep me ever"

1 Holy Father, thou hast taught me
I should live to thee alone;
Year by year thy hand hath brought me
On through dangers oft unknown.
When I wandered, thou hast found me;
When I doubted, sent me light;
Still thine arm has been around me,
All my paths were in thy sight.

2 In the world will foes assail me,
Craftier, stronger far than I;
And the strife may never fail me,
Well I know, before I die.
Therefore, Lord, I come believing
Thou canst give the power I need;
Through the prayer of faith receiving
Strength--the Spirit's strength, indeed.

3 I would trust in thy protection,
Wholly rest upon thine arm;
Follow wholly thy direction,
Thou, mine only guard from harm!
Keep me from mine own undoing,
Help me turn to thee when tried,
Still my footsteps, Father, viewing,
Keep me ever at thy side.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Father, thou hast taught me
Title: "Keep me ever"
Author: John M. Neale
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Afflictions; Backsliding; Christ: Teacher (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: TRISTE
Composer: J. P. Holbrook
Meter: 8s, 7s. D
Key: F Major or modal



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