Leaning on Jesus

Weary with walking alone

Author: Wilbur F. Crafts
Tune: [Weary with walking alone]
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Weary with walking alone,
Long heavy-laden with sin;
Toiling all night without Christ,—
Rest for my soul shall I win.

Refrain:
Leaning on Jesus,
I walk at his side;
Leaning on Jesus,
I trust him, my Shepherd and Guide.

2 Fearing to stand for my Lord,
Trembling for weakness in prayer;
Yet on the bosom divine
Losing each sorrow and fear. [Refrain]

3 Anxious no longer for self,
Shrinking no longer from pain;
Leaning on Jesus alone,
He all my care will sustain. [Refrain]

4 Leaning, I walk in “The Way,”
Leaning, “The Truth” I shall know;
Leaning on heart-throbs of Christ,
Safe into “Life” I may go. [Refrain]

Source: Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #21

Author: Wilbur F. Crafts

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1850, Frye­burg, Maine. Died: De­cem­ber 27, 1922, Wash­ing­ton, DC, of pneu­mon­ia. Buried: Ri­ver Bend Cem­e­te­ry, West­er­ly, Rhode Is­land. Son of min­is­ter F. A. Crafts, Wil­bur at­tend­ed Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty, Con­nec­ti­cut (1869, AM 1871); Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty (BD 1871); and Mar­i­et­ta Col­lege (PhD 1886). He served as pastor at Methodist Episcopal, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches, and was prom­i­nent in the tem­per­ance and pro­hi­bi­tion move­ment. He found­ed and for 28 years was su­per­in­tend­ent of the In­ter­na­tion­al Re­form Bur­eau. His works in­clude: Through the Eye to the Heart: or, Eye-Teach­ing in the Sund… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary with walking alone
Title: Leaning on Jesus
Author: Wilbur F. Crafts
Refrain First Line: Leaning on Jesus, I walk at his side

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Choir Favorites, Inspiring Songs for Volunteer and Rally Choirs, Vol. 2 #d68
Crowning Glory: revised for use in the church, evangelistic meetings, Sunday school, young people's societies, and the home #176Page Scan
Heavenly Recruit Praise Hymns #d105
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #168Page Scan
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #140AudioPage Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #115Page Scan
Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #134Page Scan
Precious Hymns #430Page Scan
Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #21TextPage Scan
Redemption songs #40Page Scan
Sacred Melodies (Revised) #d328
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #40Page Scan
Songs of Grace and Glory #104Page Scan
Songs of Praises, for Use in Revival Meetings #d88
Songs of Refreshing Nos. 1 and 2 Combined. Rev. #d175
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #140Page Scan
Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s140Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #140Page Scan
The Garner #d130
The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #25Page Scan
The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #92Page Scan
The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #53Page Scan
The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #140Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #40Page Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #17Page Scan
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc. #168Page Scan



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