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Ah me I'm never well but when

Ah me I'm never well but when

Author: John Cennick
Published in 8 hymnals

Full Text

1 Ah me, I'm never well but when
I on my best beloved lean,
And then I'm never ill;
Crosses and trials all are slight,
And pain is sweet and troubles light,
Come whatsoever will.

2 Here I could wish my greatest foe,
Might rest like me, and happy know
The riches of the lamb;
The streets would then be full of praise,
Of Jesus' blood, his gracious ways,
His mercy and his name.

3 If Jesus will permit me, I
Will leaning on him live and die,
And great the blessing count;
My life dear Lord, I'd live to thee,
My death should also glorious be,
Like Moses in the mount.

4 By sweet experience I'd proclaim
Unto the followers of the Lamb,
Hear me my friends, I'd say,
For I am happy, I am well,
Belov'd of God unchangable,
And with him night and day.

Source: Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians (7th Ed. Rev.) #129

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ah me I'm never well but when
Author: John Cennick
Language: English