Dearest Children, God Is Near You

First line: Dearest children, God is near you / Dearest children, God is near you, Watching o’er you / Dearest children, God is near you Watching o’er / Dearest children, God is near you, watching

Original language: English

Words: Charles L. Walker
Music: John Menzies Macfarlane


Dearest Children, God Is Near You
, 96


1. Dearest children, God is near you,Watching o’er you day and night,And delights to own and bless you,If you strive to do what’s right.He will bless you, He will bless you,If you put your trust in him.
2. Dearest children, holy angelsWatch your actions night and day,And they keep a faithful recordOf the good and bad you say.Cherish virtue! Cherish virtue!God will bless the pure in heart.
3. Children, God delights to teach youBy his Holy Spirit’s voice.Quickly heed its holy promptings.Day by day you’ll then rejoice.Oh, prove faithful, Oh, prove faithfulTo your God and Zion’s cause.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 96

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, no. 58

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 4

Artist: Combined Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 2

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 1

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 2

Artist: Murray Region Family Choir

Arr.: Owen Clark

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 96

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 96

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, no. 14

Arr.: Dan Gawthrop

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, no. 4

Arr.: Melvin W. Dunn

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, no. 123

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, 26

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 170

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 170

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 170

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 170

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

Dearest Children, God is Near You

, 99

God Will Bless the Pure in Heart

, no. 151

God Will Bless the Pure in Heart

, no. 151

God Will Bless the Pure in Heart

, no. 151

God Will Bless the Pure in Heart

, no. 151

God Will Bless the Pure in Heart

, no. 151

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

, no. 38

Sunday School Hymn

, Aug 1877

Sunday School Hymn

, Aug 1877

God will bless the pure in heart

, 123

God will bless the pure in heart

, 123