1000 Songs/Jesus lover of my soul (Charles Wesley)

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Jesus lover of my soul (Wesley)

1000 Songs

Text[edit | edit source]

Charles Wesley was born at Epworth, England, on December 18, 1707.

Music[edit | edit source]

Jesus, Lover of My Soul Charles Wesley, 1740 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, O 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; I am all unrighteousness; false and full of sin I am, 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.

Background[edit | edit source]

Background: There are two tales of how this song was written, but none can be verified as the truth.