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Lean On Me

Hark, I hear my Savior say Weary child, lean on me

Author: George C. Hugg
Tune: [Hark! I hear my Savior say] (Hugg)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hark! I hear my Saviour say,
Weary child, lean on Me;
Smooth will be thy onward way,
Lean, my child, on Me.
I will strengthen, love and cheer,
In the night or daylight clear;
Stilling doubts, of gloomy fear,
Lean, my child, on Me.

2 In thy weakness heed the call,
Weary child, lean on Me;
Simply trusting that is all,
Lean, my child, on Me.
Like a lone and weary dove,
Thee I'll shelter from above;
"God is wisdom, God is love,"
Lean, my child, on Me.

3 Over Jordan's chilling stream,
Weary child, lean on Me;
See, beyond, the home land gleam,
Lean, my child, on Me.
Friends and loved-ones shall unite
In that realm of glory bright,
In that Eden land of light,
Lean, my child, on Me.

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #21

Author: George C. Hugg

George Crawford Hugg USA 1848-1907. Born near Haddonfield, NJ, he became choirmaster at the Berlin, NJ, Presbyterian Church at age 12. At age 14 he published his first song, “Walk in the light”, which became very popular. He married Anne E Ketchum, and they had a daughter, Evangeline. He served as choirmaster of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and also the Broad Street and Arch Street Methodist Episcopal Churches there. He was also closely associated with the Harper Memorial Presbyterian Church there. He was a prolific composer with over 2000 works, publishing 18 books of revival and Sunday school music, and 90 songs for special occasions (Christmas, Easter, etc.). He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, I hear my Savior say Weary child, lean on me
Title: Lean On Me
Author: George C. Hugg
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Rich in Blessing #107

Singing by the Way #d9


Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #21

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Sunlight in Sacred Song #117

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