Joy in Sorrow

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1 I've found a joy in sorrow,
A secret balm for pain,
A beautiful tomorrow
Of sunshine after rain.

'Tis Jesus, my portion forever,
'Tis Jesus, the First and the Last;
A help very present in trouble,
A shelter from ev'ry blast.

2 I've found a branch for healing
Near ev'ry bitter spring,
A whispered promise stealing
O'er ev'ry broken string. [Chorus]

3 I've found a glad hosanna
For ev'ry woe and wail,
A handful of sweet manna
When grapes of Eschol fail. [Chorus]

4 I've found a Rock of Ages
When desert wells are dry;
And after weary stages
I've found an Elim nigh. [Chorus]

5 An Elim with its coolness,
Its fountains, and its shade;
A blessing in its fulness
When buds of promise fade. [Chorus]

6 O'er tears of soft contrition
I've seen a rainbow light;
A glory and fruition,
So near yet out of sight. [Chorus]

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #160

Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson

Crewdson, Jane, née Fox, daughter of George Fox, of Perraw, Cornwall, was born at Perraw, October, 1809; married to Thomas Crewdson, of Manchester, 1836; and died at Summerlands, near Manchester, Sept. 14, 1863. During a long illness Mrs. Crewdson composed her works published as:— (1) Lays of the Reformation, 1860. (2) A Little While, and Other Poems (posthumous), 1864. (3) The Singer of Eisenach, n.d.; and (4) Aunt Jane's Verses for Children, 1851. 2nd ed. 1855, 3rd 1871. From these works nearly a dozen of her hymns have come into common use. The best known are, "O for the peace which floweth as a river," and "There is no sorrow, Lord, too light." In addition to these and others which are annotated under their respective first line… Go to person page >

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First Line: I've found a joy in sorrow
Title: Joy in Sorrow
Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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