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You are Near



You are Near  – Music and Lyric by Dan Schutte S.J.
adapted from Psalm 139

Yahweh I know You are near
Standing always by 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
It I climb to the heavens You are there
If I fly to the sunrise
Or sail beyond the sea
You would still be 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


  1. charlotte bower

    I am desparately trying to find a music on anything of you are near. My daughter has lots of depression problems and is just now getting out of it. Her and her father would love to sing this song in church. If you can let me know where I can buy it please e-mail with the information Please. My husband heard it on the radio and want to get the album but we need the recording of music only for them to sing.
    May God Bless your Ministry
    Charlotte Bower

    Sorry Charlotte – I don’t have music for this. Dan Shutte is the author – try googling him and the song to see if there is anything available.


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