Close beside the heart that loves me
Would I rest in sorrow's hour,
With a Father's smile above me,
And beneath an arm of power.
Weak and worthless, worn and weary,
Welcome bids my faith be strong;
Sorrow's hour is short if dreary,
Joy shall last through ages long.
Dark the hour, but comes the morrow,
Dawn shall waken by and by;
Light shall gild the clouds of sorrow,
When the sun is in the sky.
Rest, my soul, that love unfailing
Strengthens in the hour of woe,--
For the pain thy life assailing
Found Him when he dwelt below.
'Tis a heart that knows the sorrow,
Trust it when the night comes down;--
Tears shall yield to song to-morrow,
Night to morn, and cross to crown.
Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns of the Early Church: translated from Greek and Latin sources; together with translations from a later period; centos and suggestions from the Greek; and several original pieces #170||Close beside the heart that loves me||Close beside the heart that loves me||8,7,8,7||1913|
|Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church: translated from the service books with introductory chapters on the history, doctrine, and worship of the church #128||Close beside the heart that loves me||Close Beside the Heart that Loves Me||John Brownlie||188.8.131.52||1902|