Because He Loves Me

When the storm winds rage, and the rain falls fast

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1917)
Tune: [When the storm winds rage, and the rain falls fast]
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1 When the storm winds rage, and the rain falls fast,
And the clouds hang low above,
I shall be secure till the storm is past,
For I trust my Savior’s love;
And He knows the way, and He holds my hand,
And He will not let it go;
He will lead me home to that better land,
Just because He loves me so.

2 It was not that I was so good or great,
For my heart was vile with sin;
I had turned my back on the narrow gate,
Neither care nor lived for Him,
But I pleased myself, and I chose my way,
For His grace I did not know;
But He sought me still through the night and day,
Just because He loved me so.

3 If He loved me so when I grieved Him sore
That He sought me tenderly,
Till He won my heart, and my sins He bore,
So that I His child might be,
Will He love me less since I love Him, too,
So my heart with fervor glows?
And I haste each day all His will to do
That my willing spirit knows.

4 I will trust His love, for it e’er will last,
It is rich and warm and free;
Through the years of life it will hold me fast,
And my help and comfort be;
To my waiting heart all its treasures rare
As a sparkling stream shall flow;
In the joy of God I shall ever share,
Just because He loves me so.

Source: Timeless Truths #809

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the storm winds rage, and the rain falls fast
Title: Because He Loves Me
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1917)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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