Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Green H. Riddle
(1867–1956)

Words: Jen­nie Wil­son, 1903.

Music: Lor­i­mer Green H. Rid­dle, 1903 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jennie Wilson
(1856–1913)

Lyrics

Keep close to the side of Jesus
While the path of life you tread;
Resist all the world’s temptations,
And by Him be safely led.

Refrain

Keep close to the side of Jesus,
He’s a true and loving friend;
Keep close to the side of Jesus
Till you reach your journey’s end.

Secure in the Savior’s keeping,
Naught of harm can you betide,
And joy fills the soul that ever
In His presence doth abide.

Refrain

Sweet peace from on high is given
Unto those who day by day
Keep close to the blessèd Jesus,
And His holy will obey.

Refrain