The Lord is thy Keeper.@Psalm 121:5
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Theodore E. Perkins (1831-1912)

Fanny Crosby, 1894; appeared in Special Sacred Songs # 1, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan, & George Stebbins (New York: Biglow & Main, 1896). A humorous story tells that a child misunderstood the words of the third verse as Gladly, the cross-eyed bear.

Theodore E. Perkins ( pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Keep Thou my way, O Lord, be Thou ever nigh;
Strong is Thy mighty arm, weak and frail am I;
Then, my unchanging friend, on Thee, my hopes depend,
Till life’s brief day shall end, be Thou ever nigh.

Keep Thou my heart, O Lord, ever close to Thee;
Safe in Thine arms of love, shall my refuge be;
Then, over a tranquil tide, my bark shall safely glide;
I shall be satisfied, ever close to Thee.

Keep Thou my all, O Lord, hide my life in Thine;
O let Thy sacred light over my pathway shine;
Kept by Thy tender care, gladly the cross I’ll bear;
Hear Thou and grant my prayer, hide my life in Thine.