1 A little talk with Jesus,
How it smooths the rugged road!
How it seems to help me onward,
When I faint beneath my load.
When my heart is crush’d with sorrow,
And my eyes with tears are dim,
There is nought can yield me comfort
Like a little talk with Him.
He is altogether lovely,
None can with Him compare,
He’s the chief among ten thousand,
The fairest of the fair.
2 I tell Him I am weary;
And I fain would be at rest;
But I still will wait His bidding,
For His way is always best.
Then His promise always cheers me
Amid all the cares of life;
“I am come and soon in glory
Thou wilt end thy toil and strife.” [Refrain]
3 Ah! that is what I’m wanting,
His lovely face to see;
And I’m not afraid to say it,
I know He’s wanting me.
He gave His life, a ransom
To make me all His own,
And He’ll ne’er forget His promise
To me, His purchased one. [Refrain]
4 The way is sometimes weary
To yonder nearing clime,
But a little talk with Jesus
Has helped me many a time.
The more I come to know Him,
And all His grace explore,
It sets me over longing
To know Him more and more. [Refrain]
Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D.
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Display Title: A Little Talk With JesusFirst Line: A little talk with JesusTune Title: [A little talk with Jesus]Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) CrosbySource: Brightest and Best, by Robert Lowry & Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main Company, 1875)