When Petty Annoyances Hedge Me About


When petty annoyances hedge me about,
And snares are thick set for my feet;
The tempter hard tries to put me to rout,
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet.

Refrain:
Just to keep sweet,
Just to keep sweet;
Anger to flee,
Patient to be;
Just to keep sweet,
Just to keep sweet;
Lord, pray help me
Just to keep sweet.

When heavy and grievous the load that is mine,
When troubles, thick set, I shall meet;
Then give me that matchless strength which is Thine,
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet. [Refrain]

When daylight in plenty sheds beams on my way,
There yet may be trials to greet;
I find them at night, and often by day,-
Dear Lord, help me then to keep sweet. [Refrain]