The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Words: Charles Wesley, 1740

Music: Martyn, by Simeon B. Marsh, 1834
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / Sheet Music
Meter: 7 7 8L

Source: Andreas Bersagel, et al, eds., The Condordia Hymnal.
Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1932

1. Jesus, lever of my soul,
    Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters flow,
    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!

Sheet Music "Hollingside" by John B. Dykes, 1861, from Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910, #217

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