Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Author: Charles L. Walker
Composer: John Menzies Macfarlane


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Representative lyrics

English (Original Language)

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Hymns (1985, 2002), no. 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 angels Watch your actions night and day, And they keep a faithful record Of the good and bad you say. Cherish virtue! Cherish virtue! God will bless the pure in heart.

3. Children, God delights to teach you By his Holy Spirit’s voice. Quickly heed its holy promptings. Day by day you’ll then rejoice. Oh, prove faithful, Oh, prove faithful To your God and Zion’s cause.

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