Scripture Verse

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7


Words & Music: Ri­chard H. Cost, Jr., in Great Re­viv­al Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­heav­er & Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ro­de­heav­er, 1913), num­ber 98 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the au­thor as Ri­chard Hen­ry, Cost’s pseu­do­nym.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cost (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus is the sin­ner’s friend,
One on whom he may de­pend,
He has ne­ver failed to cleanse from guilt and woe;
If we trust His ho­ly name,
We shall not be put to shame,
Jesus keeps the heart right, ev­ery­where we go.


Jesus keeps the heart right,
The tempt­er can­not lead my soul as­tray;
Jesus keeps the heart right,
Yes, the Sav­ior keeps the heart right all the day.

Thro’ the sha­dow and the strife,
Thro’ the chang­ing scenes of life,
With this Friend to guide me, I shall ne­ver fail;
All I need when sore­ly tried,
Is to keep close to His side,
Jesus keeps the heart right, sin can­not pre­vail.


Some day, in the realms above,
I shall see the King I love
And be­hold the man­sion build­ed there for me;
Clothed in glo­ry made com­plete,
I shall sit at Je­sus’ feet,
For He keeps the heart right, thro’ eter­ni­ty.