I take this pain, Lord Jesus

I take this pain, Lord Jesus

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Tune: [I take this pain, Lord Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I take this pain, Lord Jesus,
From Thine own hand;
The strength to bear it bravely
Thou wilt command;
I am too weak for effort,
So let me rest,
In hush of sweet submission,
On Thine own breast.

2 I take this pain, Lord Jesus,
As proof indeed
That Thou art watching closely
My truest need;
That Thou, my good physician,
Art working still;
That all Thine own good pleasure
Thou wilt fulfil.

3 ‘Tis Thy dear hand, O Saviour,
That presseth sore—
The hand that bears that nail-prints
Forevermore;
And now beneath its shadow,
Hidden by Thee,
The pressure only tell me
Thou lovest me.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #39

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

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First Line: I take this pain, Lord Jesus
Author: Frances R. Havergal
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