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Desponding soul, O cease thy wo

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1 Desponding soul, O cease thy woe;
Dry up thy tears; to Jesus go,
In faith’s appointed way;
Let not thy unbelieving fears
Still hold thee back—thy Savior hears—
From Him no longer stay.

2 No works of thine can e’er impart
A balm to heal thy wounded heart,
Or solid comfort give;
Turn, then, to Him who freely gave
His precious blood thy soul to save;
E’en now He bids thee live.

3 Helpless and lost, to Jesus fly!
His power and love are ever nigh
To those who seek His face;
Thy deepest guilt on Him was laid,
He bore thy sins, thy ransom paid;
O, haste to share His grace.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8679

Author: Thomas Ustick Walter

Walter, Thomas U, author of "Desponding soul! O, cease thy woe" (Power of Faith), which appeared in the American Baptist Harp, 1849, and later collections, was b. in Philadelphia, Penn., Sep. 4, 1804, and d. there Oct. 30, 1887. He was an architect by profession. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Desponding soul, O cease thy wo
Author: Thomas Ustick Walter
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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