Scripture Verse

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Thy wings. Psalm 17:8


James M. Black (1856–1938)

Words: Al­ice Hor­ton, in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 76.

Music: James M. Black (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hor­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Black,


I am safe in Je­sus’ keep­ing ev­ery day,
And His love will ne­ver let me fall;
Round about me are His lov­ing arms al­way,
He’s my Sav­ior and my all in all.


His love will ne­ver let me fall,
His love will ne­ver let me fall,
He leads the way both night and day,
His love will ne­ver let me fall.

When my heart grows wea­ry with the toil and strife,
And the way seems al­most hid from view;
Then He speaks to me in gra­cious words of life
That in weak­ness oft my strength re­new.


’Tis a joy and bless­èd com­fort thus to know
That my Lord will ne­ver leave my side;
On the sea, or on the land, wher­e’er I go,
In His migh­ty love I will abide.


Every day the bless­ings of His love I see,
Every day He gives me of His grace;
From the snares of sin He’ll ev­er keep me free,
Till I look up­on His bless­èd face.