Scripture Verse

The Lord is thy keeper. Psalm 121:5


Theodore E. Perkins (1831–1912)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1894. Pub­lished 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.

Music: Theo­dore E. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.