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Jesus Lover of My Soul

These are great words from Charles Wesley in the (old) song Jesus, Lover of My Soul:

Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Oh, receive my soul at last.

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.

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,
Source of all true righteousness;
Thou art evermore the same,
Thou art full of truth and grace.

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.

--Charles Wesley, 1740

3 comments:

Bethany said...

I love that hymn. Are you familiar with this newer tune to it? It's a bit more singable than the old version from the hymnal:

http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/demos/JesusLoverofMySoul.mp3

http://www.igracemusic.com/igracemusic/hymnbook/hymns/j04.html

andrew said...

It's a good one. I really like the Matthew Perryman Jones rendition on Indelible Grace IV.

andrew said...

Woah, I guess marriage really does make people think alike. :)