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Close Beside the Heart that Loves Me

Close beside the heart that loves me

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

Close beside the heart that loves me
Would I rest in sorrow's hour,
With a Father's smile above me,
And beneath an arm of power.

Weak and worthless, worn and weary,
Welcome bids my faith be strong;
Sorrow's hour is short if dreary,
Joy shall last through ages long.

Dark the hour, but comes the morrow,
Dawn shall waken by and by;
Light shall gild the clouds of sorrow,
When the sun is in the sky.

Rest, my soul, that love unfailing
Strengthens in the hour of woe,--
For the pain thy life assailing
Found Him when he dwelt below.

'Tis a heart that knows the sorrow,
Trust it when the night comes down;--
Tears shall yield to song to-morrow,
Night to morn, and cross to crown.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Close beside the heart that loves me
Title: Close Beside the Heart that Loves Me
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English