Still nigh me, O my Savior, stand

Still nigh me, O my Savior, stand,
and guard in fierce temptation's hour;
hide in the hollow of my hand,
show forth in me thy saving power;
still be thine arm my sure defense:
nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence.

Still let thy love point out my war;
how wondrous things thy love hath wrought!
still lead me, lest I go astray;
direct my word, inspire my thought;
and if I fall, soon may I hear
thy voice, and know that love is near.

In suffering be thy love my peace,
in weakness be thy love my power;
and when the storms of life shall cease,
Jesus, in that important hour,
in death as life be thou my guide,
and save me, who for me hast died.

Words: John Wesley, 1739

Music: Colchester

Meter: 88 88 88

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