When I Felt His Gentle Touch of Love

I was weary and discouraged with my weight of woe

Author: Alfred Barratt
Tune: [I was weary and discouraged with my weight of woe]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I was weary and discouraged with my weight of woe,
But my sins once red as crimson now are white as snow;
I was lifted to the blessed Rock that cannot move,
When I felt His gentle touch of love.

Refrain:
When I felt His gentle touch of love,
When I felt His gentle touch of love;
All my grief and all my sadness were transformed at once to gladness
When I felt His gentle touch of love.

2 When I stumble He restores my fainting soul again,
And he gives me strength for weakness, solace for my pain;
Now His blessings in abundance shower from above,
Since I felt His gentle touch of love. [Refrain]

3 Now the day can ne’er be dreary nor can shadows fall,
For He cheers me when I’m weary, answers when I call;
I am happy ev’ry moment for His grace I prove,
Since I felt His gentle touch of love. [Refrain]

4 From this faithful Friend and Saviour I will never roam,
For I know His hand will lead me safely to my home;
Earthly pleasures fade and vanish, I have joys above,
Since I felt His gentle touch of love. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #206

Author: Alfred Barratt

Barratt, Alfred. (New Springs, Wigan, Lancashire, England, October 25, 1879--December, 1968). Coming to the United States as a young man, he studied at Gordon College, Massachusetts, and Newton Theological Seminary, Mass. He was ordained in December, 1913, by the Baptists in Connecticut, then by the Wheeling WV Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in the USA, in 1924. He was pastor of Dallas, West Virginia, then of a series of churches in the Presbytery of Clarion, Pennsylvania. In 1937 he was awarded the Doctor of Literature degree by Bob Jones College. On November 26, 1962, he wrote the undersigned: "For 39 long years I have labored hard and steady writing sermons, children's story sermons, and hymns. Up to the present day I have written 4,… Go to person page >

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First Line: I was weary and discouraged with my weight of woe
Title: When I Felt His Gentle Touch of Love
Author: Alfred Barratt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When I felt his gentle touch of love

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