Scripture Verse

I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:12

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: A. J. Stu­art, in On Wings of Song (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1896), num­ber 150.

Music: Ōta George C. Hugg, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Amid the storm that sweeps,
Like billows o’er the soul;
I know that Jesus keeps,
That He has full control.

Refrain

He keeps, He keeps, I know He does,
He holds me by His power;
He keeps, He saves, I know He does,
He’s with me every hour.

I will not fear the deeps
Of darkness nor of pain;
I know that Jesus keeps,
I shall see light again.

Refrain

There’s for the eye that weeps,
A rest both sure and sweet;
I know that Jesus keeps,
I’ve found a safe retreat.

Refrain

The death that onward creeps,
Has lost its sting for me;
I know that Jesus keeps,
His face at last I’ll see.

Refrain

And when I’ve climbed the steeps
Of Heaven’s bright domain,
I’ll sing that Jesus keeps,
With all the spotless train.

Refrain