681. Christ Be Near at Either Hand

1 Christ be near at either hand,
Christ behind, before me stand;
Christ with me where'er I go,
Christ around, above, below.

2 Christ be in my heart and mind,
Christ within my soul enshrined;
Christ control my wayward heart;
Christ abide and ne'er depart.

3 Christ my life and only way,
Christ my lantern night and day;
Christ be my unchanging friend,
guide and shepherd to the end.

Text Information
First Line: Christ be near at either hand
Title: Christ Be Near at Either Hand
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: The Church on Mission: Daily Life; Daily Life; Jesus Christ-Friend
Source: Traditional Irish text (the Lorica of St. Patrick)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: David Evans (1927, alt.)
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1927 from the Revised Church Hymnary, 1927. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Higher key, No. 147

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