128a. Jesu, lover of my soul

1 Jesu, 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 Saviour, 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 defenceless 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.

Text Information
First Line: Jesu, lover of my soul
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 77 77 D
Scripture: Psalm 7:1; John 1:14-17; Romans 5:20
Topic: Ash Wednesday; Forgiveness; Future hope (9 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ABERYSTWYTH
Composer: Joseph Parry (1841-1903)
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: e minor



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