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Jesus, Thou art ever near me

Jesus, Thou art ever near me

Author: H. M. Wharton
Tune: [Jesus, Thou art ever near me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Thou art ever near me
Blessèd Savior of my soul,
And I hope to linger near Thee
While the endless ages roll;
Plunged in dark despair and sadness,
Paths of sin and death I trod;
Thou didst turn my grief to gladness,
Taught me how to walk with God.

2 I have often grieved Thy Spirit,
Put Thee to an open shame,
Naught but wrath could hope to merit,
Cast reproach upon Thy name;
Down the lonely road I wandered,
Of my doom was well aware;
Every hope and project squandered,
Hastening madly to despair.

3 Oh, how precious was the hour
When Thy hand was laid on me,
And by Thine almighty power,
Broke my chains and set me free;
Then my life was filled with glory,
And my heart rejoiced in Thee;
Now I love to tell the story
How my blessèd Lord saved me.

4 Now no longer I am roaming
In the wilderness of sin;
As the days are going, coming,
All is joy and peace within;
Thou to me my strength hast given,
And Thy grace so full and free,
I am on my way to Heaven,
Walking day by day with Thee

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10331

Author: H. M. Wharton

Wharton, Henry Marvin, clergyman; b. Sept. 11, 1848; d. June 23, 1928; also the author of Pulpit, pew and platform (1890); Picnic in Palestine (1892), War songs and poems of the Southern Confederacy, 1861-1865, 1904, and White blood (1906), Confederate soldier Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Thou art ever near me
Author: H. M. Wharton


The Cyber Hymnal #10331
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The Cyber Hymnal #10331

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