Scripture Verse

Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. 1 Peter 1:5

Introduction

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Florence T. Rudge
1860–1950

Words: Flo­rence T. Rudge, in Songs of Love and Praise (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: S. B. El­len­ber­ger, 1884), num­ber 143. Some hym­nals show the ly­ri­cist as Faire­lie Thorn­ton, Rudge’s pseu­don­ym.

Music: Nau­ga­tuck Sam­u­el B. El­len­ber­ger, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Lyrics

Kept from sin and Satan’s power,
Kept by Jesus every hour;
Kept for Him who lives for me,
Kept His messenger to be.

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Jesus keeps me by His power;
Jesus keeps me every hour;
Jesus keeps me, yes, I know,
Therefore I can fear no foe.

Kept throughout each passing year
I shall be, so cannot fear;
Kept from every foe or harm,
Kept from all that would alarm.

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Kept to live His life below,
Kept His praises here to show;
Kept from self—that evil thing,
Kept His wanderers home to bring.

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Yes, I shall be kept, I know,
Therefore I can fear no foe;
Now I yield myself to Thee,
Jesus, Savior, keep Thou me.

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