Come near to God, and He will come near to you.@James 4:8

Curtis S. Kauffman, 1900.

Saint Lucia Curtis S. Kauffman, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Would you be a victor over every foe,
Conquer every trial in this world below;
Overcome temptations that each day you meet?
Keep in touch with Jesus; He will keep you sweet.

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Keep in touch with Jesus, tho’ the path be dim;
Let no cloud nor shadow sever you from Him.
Joy or sorrow greet you, friend or foe you meet,
Keep in touch with Jesus; He will keep you sweet.

Many hearts are broken—oft an aching breast
Waits the message spoken that will give it rest;
You perhaps can bring them joy and peace complete,
Keep in touch with Jesus; He will keep you sweet.

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Would you be a blessing all along the way;
Would you be possessing perfect love each day?
Let the Holy Spirit overcome defeat;
Keep in touch with Jesus; He will keep you sweet.

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Would you have communion with your Lord each day,
Have a blessèd union with Him all the way;
Praying without ceasing, learning at His feet?
Keep in touch with Jesus; He will keep you sweet.

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