When you start for the land of heavenly rest

When you start for the land of heavenly rest

Author: John Lane
Tune: [When you start for the land of heavenly rest]
Published in 46 hymnals

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1. When you start for the land of heavenly rest,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
For He is the Guide, and He knows the way best,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

Refrain
Keep close to Jesus, keep close to Jesus,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
By day or by night never turn from the right,
Keep close to Jesus all the way.

2. Never mind the storms of trials as you go,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
’Tis a comfort and joy His favor to know,
Keep close to Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

3. To be safe from the darts of the evil one,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
Take the shield of faith till the victory is won,
Keep close to Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

4. We shall reach our home in Heaven by and by,
Keep close to Jesus all the way;
Where to those we love we’ll never say goodbye,
Keep close to Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3507

Author: John Lane

Lane, Rev. John. (New York City, 1853--1945, Nashville, Tennessee). Singing evangelist and hymn-writer. Son of Patrick and Alice O'Connor Lane (formerly "Lean"), Irish immigrants. He was an advertising solicitor for New York newspapers, when he was converted to Christianity and under the tutelage of Dr. T. De Witt Talmadge, he became a mission worker, and later conducted revival meetings in the East before going West in 1893 to Kansas City, Missouri. --Information from multiple letters from Laura B. Lane, daughter, to Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives. A photo of John Lane is also in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

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First Line: When you start for the land of heavenly rest
Author: John Lane
Refrain First Line: Keep close to Jesus

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The Cyber Hymnal #3507
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