Keep me every day

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1 Lord, I want to live for Thee,
Ev’ry day and hour;
Let Thy spirit be with me,
In its saving pow’r!

Keep my heart, and keep my hand,
Keep my soul, I pray!
Keep my tongue to speak thy praise,
Keep me all the way!

2 In my weakness be my strength;
In my trials all,
Be Thou near me all the day,
Hear my ev’ry call! [Refrain]

3 Leave me not to walk alone,
Lest I faint and die;
Let Thy spirit go with me,
And attend my cry! [Refrain]

Source: African American Heritage Hymnal #433

Author: Franklin L. Eiland

Franklin L. Eiland was born March 25, 1860 in Noxumbee County, Mississippi. When he was a child, he moved with his family to Texas. Early in his life he learned to love music and to compose words and music. When he was seventeen, he attended a singing school taught by Miss Sally Campbell. In the early 1880's he was married to Miss Mary Nesbett. She traveled with him, helping him in his work. Their only son, Knowles Shaw Eiland was born January 1, 1909. In 1893 he became a singing partner with J.E. Thomas. They published their first songbook entitled The Promised Crown in 1894. In 1895, Eiland, J.E. Thomas and John M. Greer of Ellijah, Georgia, organized the Trio Music Company at Waco, Texas. Its first songbook was The Dawning Light. S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I want to live for thee
Title: Keep me every day
Author: Franklin L. Eiland
Refrain First Line: Keep my heart and keep my hand



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