Jesus my weary soul refreshes

Jesus my weary soul refreshes

Author: Richard Jukes
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Richard Jukes

Rv Richard Jukes United Kingdom 1804-1867. Born at Clungunford, Shropshire, England, his father a stone mason, he was a prankster when young. He followed his father’s trade and became a stone mason for awhile before becoming an itinerant preacher. In 1829 he was part of a team missioning in Wiltshire and Aldbourne. His preaching was sometimes disturbed by efforts to disband the crowd, he even at times had eggs thrown at him. However, a society was formed and a barn was obtained for a place of worship. He was known as “the bard of the poor”. Over time he became a popular Primitive Methodist minister and hymn writer. He married Phoebe Pardoe (1805-1826) in 1825, but she died of typhus after less than a year of marriage. Late… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus my weary soul refreshes
Author: Richard Jukes
Refrain First Line: Mercy's free, mercy's free
Copyright: Public Domain

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