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Posted:  22 Dec 2005 13:35
I sang this song when I was in school, I think is one of the most beautiful songs ever, I have just had a baby and would like to sing it to him as a lullaby, Can any help:

The lirics I can remember are:
Yahwah I know you are near,
Standing always at my side.....
Posted:  23 Dec 2005 06:18   Last Edited By: steveliu
I think these are the lyrics you're looking for:

You Are Near

Yahweh, I know you are near,
standing always at my side.
You guard me from the foe,
and you lead me in ways everlasting.

Lord, you have searched my heart,
and you know when I sit and when I stand.
Your hand is upon me protecting me from death,
keeping me from harm.

Where can I run from Your love?
If I climb to the heavens You are there;
If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,
still I'd find You there.

You know my heart and its ways,
you who formed me before I was born
in the secret of darkness before I saw the sun
in my mother's womb.

Marvelous to me are Your works;
how profound are Your thoughts, my Lord.
Even if I could count them, they number as the stars,
You would still be there.

Sheet music is available here:

Sheet Music Plus

Hope it helps. God bless!
Posted:  12 Jan 2006 03:28
Thank you Steve.

I sing parts of this song to my children as a lullaby also.  I thought to check online to see if I could find all the lyrics (We are living in Portugal).  I can't wait to sing all the words to my children tomorrow night!

Thanks again!  Michelle
Posted:  09 Apr 2006 10:37
Thank You Steve.....I have been searching for this lyrics for ages.

Thank you so much!
Posted:  02 May 2006 08:26
Steve, Thank you so much.. I lve religious sngs. After singing these songs, I find profound meaning of life and somehow i was able to feel God's love to me>>>> THank you so much...

God bless,, Dan Michael
Posted:  17 Jun 2006 15:22
Thank God for the technology. Indeed this song has blessed my life and has been a continous guide in my everyday life.

God bless.

Posted:  27 Jul 2006 13:28
hi Steve, I'm Mary from the Philippines. Thanks for sharing the lyrics... when i started working, i seldom go to church... so i play gospel songs in my PC and everytime i hear this song i try not to cry... i'm really into this song.. thanks! God Bless!
Posted:  13 Aug 2006 09:48
hei.. thanks... because the lyrics you wrote helps my project.. i'm a second year high school.. thanks a lot..
Posted:  14 Aug 2006 16:19
Thank you Steve.  My husband and I go to a senior community on Sunday morning to do THE LITURGY OF THE WORD with Holy Communion.  We have started to incorprate music and found that our shut ins love to sing along but they can't remember all the words.  So now we are all better able to participate with song and prayer at our service.
Posted:  20 Aug 2006 23:42
Thank you Steve ... my non denominational Christian daughter was asking me for the words cuz she thinks its so beautiful.  I have the Breaking Bread Book with the hymns but couldn't find it because I didn't know the title.
Posted:  03 Sep 2006 05:01
thank you very much Steve.I can't find other lyrics for the song for my project..
Posted:  18 Sep 2006 01:56
Thank you very much steve.... atlas i found it!!!!! we will use it in our morning prayer at work. thank you so much!
Posted:  22 Sep 2006 15:47
Thank you very much, Steve... You put the lyrics of You are near because I can't find the lyrics of this song... God Bless...
Posted:  01 Oct 2006 06:28

Thanks for the lyrics. I really find the song beautiful . Do you also have the lyrics of the song On Eagle's Wings? Thanks!
Posted:  02 Oct 2006 02:09   Last Edited By: steveliu
Thanks to everyone for the kind words...it's wonderful to see lyrics like these touching the lives of so many.

To Guest, the lyrics to On Eagle's Wings has been provided in another thread:

http://www.namethathymn.com/hymn-lyrics-detec ...

God bless!
Posted:  16 Oct 2006 09:01
thanks steve. god bless.
Posted:  18 Oct 2006 15:52
when was the hymn Yahweh I know you are near written? R.V.S.P
Posted:  19 Oct 2006 04:13
Thanks, Steve for having the lyrics to favorite hymns available in this way!  Is there any way I can e-mail You Are Near to my daughter ,complete with sound?  She just moved to California last week!  Sincerely, Rosie
Posted:  19 Oct 2006 15:48
To Katie - not exactly sure when it was written, but it has a copyright of 1971.  Dan Schutte wrote both the words and music.
Posted:  20 Oct 2006 04:35   Last Edited By: steveliu
Hi Rosie,

The song on is available on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-are-nea ...

God bless,
Posted:  22 Oct 2006 17:45
hi im from Santiago of Chile, and love this type of songs, i need sheet of music.  thkns
Posted:  22 Oct 2006 17:48
my name its Jose (CHILE)
Posted:  03 Nov 2006 06:31
The music accompaniment to you are near is also available on this web site: http://www.fathersonspiritmessages.com/view/? ... God bless all of you!
Posted:  04 Nov 2006 17:20
i too was brainwashed with this song when i was a small child. thank you jesus!
Posted:  09 Nov 2006 06:03
Thanks Steve for the lyrics of this song!  I have been away from my home country for some time now and I always have this feeling of "being alone in a foreign country" BUT singing this song to myself gives me the security I badly need!
Posted:  19 Nov 2006 15:06
Dan Schutte makes the best gospel songs. We sang his songs during our confirmation and graduation. I know I'm like a year late but may I recommend Eagle's Wings. I think it's also his piece. Quite nice.
Posted:  15 Dec 2006 23:12
Hi Steve,
     Thanks for the instant response to my search!  My friend  needs this too, urgently!  Do take care and wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Posted:  01 Jan 2007 22:04
Thanks for helping.  It's been a long time since I sang this song for my high school graduation.  I had forgotten the lyrics and this really helped.  Have a Happy New year!

Posted:  04 Jan 2007 15:08
This was written by Dan Schutte, a Jesuit, in the early seventies and was sang widely in the Catholic Charistmatic renewal in early days, and eventually the larger church.
Posted:  20 Jan 2007 21:22
Thanks for your help in finding this song.  The words are so true.  Thanks for your efforts in maintaining this site.          Vince
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