If the Savior stood beside me (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: If the Savior Stood Beside Me
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 1 or 2vv   Voicings: Unison, SA or 2 equal voices (see below)
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: piano (and flute)

Published: composer

Description: Three different arrangements available at the external website:

  • children with solo flute as well as piano accompaniment
  • Sopranos and Altos (or divided Sopranos)
  • women and men

External websites:

Original text and translations

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If the Savior stood beside me, would I do the things I do?
Would I think of His commandments and try harder to be true?
Would I follow His example? Would I live more righteously,
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?

If the Savior stood beside me, would I say the things I say?
Would my words be true and kind if He were never far away?
Would I try to share the gospel? Would I speak more reverently
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?

If the Savior stood beside me, would my thoughts be clean and pure?
Would His presence give me strength and hope, and courage to endure?
Would His counsel guide my actions? Would I choose more worthily
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?

He is always near me, though I do not see Him there
And because He loves me dearly, I am in His watchful care
So I'll be the kind of person that I know I'd like to be
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me.