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Whisper it to Jesus

Are you weary, do you grieve

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Are you weary? do you grieve?]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you weary? do you grieve?
Whisper it to Jesus, whisper it to Jesus;
He is waiting to relive,
Whisper it, whisper it to Jesus.
Heart, by worldly cares distressed,
He will take you to his breast,
Comfort you and give you rest,
Whisper it, whisper it to Jesus.

2 Can you not your burdens bear?
Whisper it to Jesus, whisper it to Jesus;
Ere it sinks you in despair,
Whisper it, whisper it to Jesus.
Do not struggle on alone;
He will always help his own;
Only make your weakness known,
Whisper it, whisper it to Jesus.

3 Are you lost in sin’s dark night?
Whisper it to Jesus, whisper it to Jesus;
He will quickly give you light;
Whisper it, whisper it to Jesus.
Let your soul no longer stray;
Jesus is the Perfect Way;
He will change your night to day,
Whisper it, whisper it to Jesus.

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #113

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you weary, do you grieve
Title: Whisper it to Jesus
Author: James Rowe



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Glorious Praise #113

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d11

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Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3 #218

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The Best of All #242

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #35

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