Thursday, July 10, 2014

He That Keeps Thee

‘He that keeps thee will not slumber’
While we sleep He tarries still
And His mercies far out-number
What our earth-framed thought can will

What a friend we have in Jesus
He that keeps us remains near
Holy, healing Hope appeases
Dark and death-demonic fear

Come, a new portion of hours
Waits for us where dawn ignites
Heaven’s footstool; God empowers
Us to persevere and fight

‘He that keeps us will not slumber’
What a friendship fills the air
Where-so-ever we may wander
Ah, His tender eye is there

© Janet Martin

While reading Psalms 121 this morning this line struck me ‘He that keeps thee will not slumber’ .


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