1 I’ve a very precious blessing in my soul today,
And it fills me with thanksgiving while I kneel to pray;
‘Tis a deeper sense of dwelling in my Saviour’s love,
An outpouring of His Holy Spirit from above.
O the blessing that He gave to me,
Wondrous blessing of His love so full and free,
I will praise Him throughout eternity,
For the blessing of His love to me.
2 O my heart was lone and dreary till He came to me,
Wondrous Guest and loving Saviour He has proved to be;
And my heart is turned to music all the long, bright day;
All the shadows that surrounded me have fled away. [Refrain]
3 When earth’s twilight softly falleth o’er each well-loved scene,
And I wake to day immortal with no veil between;
When the glory of the heavn’nly breaks upon my sight,
All the clouds of earth will vanish in that perfect light. [Refrain]
Jane Evelyn Hussy was born 8 February 1874 in Henniker, N.H. She was an invalid from rheumatism. She began writing verse as a child. The first were published when she was thirteen. At sixteen she began to write stories, articles and designs for crochet needlework for magazines. In 1898 her first hymns were published. She was a member of the Society of Friends.
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 >