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Dearest Children, God Is Near You
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Dearest Children, God Is Near You

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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 angels

Watch your actions night and day,

And they keep a faithful record

Of the good and bad you say.

Cherish virtue! Cherish virtue!

God will bless the pure in heart.

3. Children, God delights to teach you

By his Holy Spirit’s voice.

Quickly heed its holy promptings.

Day by day you’ll then rejoice.

Oh, prove faithful, Oh, prove faithful

To your God and Zion’s cause.

Text: Charles L. Walker, 1832–1904

Music: John Menzies Macfarlane, 1833–1892

Psalm 37:3–5

Doctrine and Covenants 41:1

Doctrine and Covenants 76:5