O Friend of souls, how blest the timeAuthor: Wolfgang Christoph Dessler
Published in 10 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
1 O Friend of souls! how blest the time
When in thy love I rest,
When from my weariness I climb
E’en to thy tender breast!
The night of sorrow endeth there,
Thy rays outshine the sun,
And in thy pardon and thy care
The heaven of heavens is won.
2 The world may call itself my foe,
Or flatter and allure:
I care not for the world; I go
To this tried Friend and sure.
And when life’s fiercest storms are sent
Upon life’s wildest sea,
My little bark is confident
Because it holdeth thee.
3 To others death seems dark and grim,
But no, O Lord, to me:
I know thou ne’er forsakest him
Who puts his trust in thee.
Nay, rather, with a joyful heart
I welcome the release
From this dark desert, and depart
To thy eternal peace.
Source: The Ark of Praise #117
|Instances (10)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|52 Hymns of the Heart: with an appendix of favorite solos and choruses (Missionary and Church Extension Ed.) #17||O Friend of souls, how blest the time||Wolfgang Christoph Dessler||1885|
|Christ in Song #491||O Friend of souls, how blest the time||Philip Schaff; Wolfgang Christoph Dessler||1871|
|Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #613||O Friend of souls! how blest the time||Wolfgang C. Dessler||1891|
|Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #613||O Friend of souls! how blest the time||Wolfgang C. Dessler||1878|
|Sacred Hymns and Tunes: designed to be used by the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (or Church) of America #254||O Friend of souls! how blest the time||Wolfgang C. Dessler||1902|
|Songs of Redeeming Love #147-17||O Friend of souls! how blest the time||W. C. Dessler||1882|
|Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined: for use in gospel meetings, etc. #H17||O Friend of souls! how blest the time||W. C. Dessler||1883|
|Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #583||O Friend of souls, how blest the time||Wolfgang Christoph Dessler||1880|
|The Ark of Praise #117||O Friend of souls, how blest the time||O Friend of Souls||W. C. Dessler||J. R. S.||ROCKWELL||1882|
|The Lily #d67||O Friend of souls, how blest the time||Friends of Souls||Wolfgang Christoph Dessler||1885|