1 Keep us, Lord, oh, keep us ever;
Vain our hope, if left by thee;
We are thine; oh, leave us never,
Till thy glorious face we see;
Then to praise thee
Through a bright eternity.
2 Precious is thy word of promise,
Precious to thy people here;
Never take thy presence from us,
Jesus, Saviour, still be near:
May thy name our spirits cheer.
Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #132