440. Jesus, Lover of My Soul

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1 Jesus, lover of my soul,
let me to thy bosom fly,
while the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
till the storm of life is past.
Safe into the haven guide.
O receive my soul at last!

2 Other refuge have I none;
hangs my helpless soul on thee.
Leave, ah! leave me not alone;
still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed;
all my help from thee I bring.
Cover my defenseless head
with the shadow of thy wing.

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
more than all in thee I find.
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is thy name;
I am all unrighteousness.
False and full of sin I am;
thou art full of truth and grace.

4 Plenteous grace with thee is found,
grace to cover all my sin.
Let the healing streams abound;
make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art;
freely let me take of thee.
Spring thou up within my heart.
Rise to all eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, lover of my soul
Title: Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Author: Charles Wesley (1740)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 7.7.7.7.D
Scripture: Ruth 2:12; Psalm 32:8; Psalm 36:7; Psalm 36:9; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 61:3-4; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 107:30; Psalm 111:9; Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 32:2; Isaiah 42:16; Zechariah 13:1; Matthew 23:37; Luke 7:21-22; Luke 13:34; John 1:14; John 4:10-14; Romans 5:20-21; Romans 7:15-25; Ephesians 3:16-19; 1 John 1:8-9; Revelation 7:17
Topic: Comfort; Forgiveness; Grace (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ABERYSTWYTH
Composer: Joseph Parry (1876)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.D
Key: d minor or modal


Text Information:

Originally titled “In Temptation,” these four stanzas (of five) call to mind how a spiritual and emotional tempest can move from turmoil to tranquility. This tune was first used with this text in a cantata by the composer in 1910, and since then has become the standard one.


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