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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

When The Hand of Love Touched Me

I could feel the burden roll from my weary, sinful soul

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [I could feel the burden roll from m,y weary sinful soul] (Morris)
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I could feel the burden roll from my weary, sinful soul,
When the hand of love touched me;
And my heart that had been sad found a song that made it glad,
When the hand of love touched me.

Chorus:
When the hand of love touched me, (touched me,)
When the hand of love touched me, (touched me,)
I could feel the burden roll from my weary, sinful soul,
When the hand of love touched me.

2 I was lost in darkest night, but my soul beheld the light,
When the hand of love touched me;
Great despair had filled my heart, but how soon it did depart,
When the hand of love touched me. [Chorus]

3 When I heard His welcome voice, how it made my heart rejoice,
When the hand of love touched me;
When thro' grace He made me whole how His glory filled my soul,
When the hand of love touched me. [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #65

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: I could feel the burden roll from my weary, sinful soul
Title: When The Hand of Love Touched Me
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: When the hand of love touched me

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Media

The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #65

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #69

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Herald of Praise #59

Hymn of the Faith #d93

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The New Praiseworthy #65

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The Popular Hymnal #244

Treasury of Song #d101

Worship in Song #d87

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