Scripture Verse

O keep my soul, and deliver me. Psalm 25:20

Introduction

Words: An­nie Rud­dick, in Spir­it­u­al Songs, ed­it­ed by Eli­sha A. Hoff­man & John H. Ten­ney (Cleve­land, Ohio: Sam­u­el Bark­er, 1878), num­ber 39.

Music: Tho­mas B. Wea­ver (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Savior, fold me in Thy arms,
Keep me safe from earth’s alarms;
Keep me washed in Jesus’ blood—
Keep me in the crimson flood.

Refrain

Sweetly saved! all hail to the Lamb!
All glory and praise to Jesus be giv’n,
Sweetly saved! all hail to the Lamb!
All glory and praise to Jesus be giv’n!

Keep me humble at Thy feet,
Always for Thy use made meet;
May I, Savior, find in Thee,
Refuge, favor, liberty.

Refrain

Knowest Thou my pains and fears;
Lord, Thou seest all my tears;
Loving Savior, meek and mild,
Thou dost guide Thy loving child.

Refrain

Savior, always be my guide,
While on life’s uneven tide;
Guide me to the streets of gold,
Safely housed within Thy fold.

Refrain