1. Dearest children, God is near you,Watching o'er you day and night,And delights to own and bless you,If you strive to do what's right.He will bless you, He will bless you,If you put your trust in him.
2. Dearest children, holy angelsWatch your actions night and day,And they keep a faithful recordOf the good and bad you say.Cherish virtue! Cherish virtue!God will bless the pure in heart.
3. Children, God delights to teach youBy his Holy Spirit's voice.Quickly heed its holy promptings.Day by day you'll then rejoice.Oh, prove faithful, Oh, prove faithfulTo your God and Zion's cause.
Text: Charles L. Walker, 1832-1904Music: John Menzies Macfarlane, 1833-1892
- Hymn Number
- John Menzies Macfarlane, 1833-1892
- Charles L. Walker, 1832-1904
- Psalm 37:3-5, Doctrine and Covenants 41:1, Doctrine and Covenants 76:5
- 8 7 8 7 8 7
- Chastity, Children, Faithfulness, Guidance, Holy Ghost, Obedience, Worthiness