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How Dear to My Heart

How dear to my heart, when the pathway is lonely

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood] (Kaillmark)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How dear to my heart, when the pathway is lonely,
That wonderful promise of Jesus my Lord,
That message of mercy, of love and compassion,
I read on the page of His own blessed Word:

Refrain:
Fear not! I am with thee
Thy Strength and Redeemer,
The Rock where in safety
My own shall abide;
I will never forsake thee
My word hath declared it;
I will not forsake thee, whatever betide.

2 When chilled by the waves that are surging around me,
And clouds of affliction like billows may roll,
I’ll cling to His Word, which can never be broken,
And joy in the comfort it brings to my soul. [Refrain]

3 Though tried in the furnace, my faith shall not falter,
But, trusting in Jesus, the Cross I will bear;
And hoping, enduring, believing, obeying,
I’ll cling to His promise, and rest in His care. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #61

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How dear to my heart, when the pathway is lonely
Title: How Dear to My Heart
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fear not, I am with thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #61

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Male Chorus No. 2 #45

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Sacred Songs No. 1 #61

The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d181

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