"To be near God is my life"

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"To be near God is my life"

by engelworks » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:25 pm

When I sang with the folk group at Anna Maria College in Massachusetts in the late 70's, we sang a beautiful hymn which was a duet for soprano and alto voices. I believe it was called "To Be Near God". I remember the tune and most of the words...Can anyone help me find it? Here is what I recall:

Refrain: To be near God is my life, in Him is all my hope.
My joy, my happiness, my peace forever.

I do not fear a lonely future, the dark of night, the pain of time,
for my Father loves me, though I sometimes doubt Him.
He is my God, for all time.

I can only think of the wild flowers, the hungry sparrows, and the lonely people,
but our Father loves them, though they do not see Him,
He is our God for all time.

I would be so grateful if someone could help me find this. I am a principal of a Catholic school and would love to teach it to my students. Thank you. my email is engelworks@mail.com