The Comforter

Jesus, we hang upon thy word

Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, we hang upon the word,
Our longing souls have heard from thee;
Be mindful of thy promise Lord,
Thy promise made to such as me,
To such as Sion's paths pursue,
And would believe that God is true.

2 Thou say's, "I will the father pray,
"And he the comforter shall give,
"Shall give him in your hearts to stay,
"And never more his temples leave;
"Myself will to my orphans come,
"And make you mine eternal home."

3 Come, then, dear lord, thyself reveal,
And let the promise now take place;
Be it according to thy will,
According to the word of grace:
Thy sorrowful disciples cheer,
And send us dow the comforter.

4 He visits oft the troubled breast,
And oft relives our sad complaint;
But soon we loe the transient guest,
But soon we droop again and faint,
Repeat the melancholy mean,
"Our joy is fled, our comfort gone."

5 Hasten him, Lord, into each heart,
Our sure inseperable guide;
O may we meet and never part!
O may he in our hearts abide!
And keep his house of praise and prayer,
And rest and reign for ever there!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCVI

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, we hang upon thy word
Title: The Comforter
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #206a

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A Selection of Hymns #CCVI

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Baptist Hymn Book #a258

Songs of the Spirit #d228

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The Baptist Hymn Book #258

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The Christian Harmonist #134

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d234

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The Lord's Songs #CCXXXII

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #924a

The Southern Psalmist #d421

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d441

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