Poem: “Keep Me, Jesus, Keep Me” by Poet Waverley Turner Carmichael

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Waverley Turner Carmichael was an African-American author. He was born in Snow Hill, Alabama. During the First World War he served with 92nd Infantry Division of the United States Army in France.

After the war, Carmichael worked as a clerk with the United States Postal Service in Boston. A collection of his poetry was published as “From the Heart of a Folk” in 1918. His works are included in several anthologies of African-American verse.

Keep Me, Jesus, Keep Me

Keep me ‘neath Thy mighty wing,
Keep me, Jesus, keep me;
Help me praise Thy Holy name,
Keep me, Jesus, keep me.
O my Lamb, come, my Lamb,
O my good Lamb,
Save me, Jesus, save me.Hear me as I cry to Thee;
Keep me, Jesus, keep me;
May I that bright glory see;
Keep me, Jesus, keep me.
O my Lamb, my good Lamb,
O my good Lamb,
Keep me, Jesus, keep me.



  • tnwoman1948 February 12, 2021 - 11:01 am

    In these days and times, we need more poems like these more than ever. Thanks for posting it.

  • Jharrison February 12, 2021 - 4:34 pm

    This really hits home. We need to remember who we are as a people. Once we remember we will see God in all of His glory.