Scripture Verse

The Lord is thy keeper. Psalm 121:5


Theodore E. Perkins

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


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.