Lean Sweetly On Jesus

Lean sweetly on Jesus, O child of His care

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Lean sweetly on Jesus, O child of His care]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lean sweetly on Jesus, O child of His care,
Each heart throb of anguish He waiteth to share;
Lean sweetly on Jesus when earth skies are dim,
When stars veil their luster, oh, cling thou to Him.

O cling thou to Him; O cling thou to Him;
Lean sweetly on Jesus, lean sweetly on Jesus;
Lean sweetly on Jesus, O cling thou to Him.

2 Lean sweetly on Jesus, He knoweth thy fears;
Lean sweetly on Jesus, He seeth thy tears;
No friend like the Savior so deeply can feel,
And though He may wound thee, ’tis only to heal. [Refrain]

3 Lean sweetly on Jesus, O child of His grace,
Nor think for one moment He hideth His face;
That soul cheering promise is firm as His throne—
He will not desert thee, nor leave thee alone. [Refrain]

4 Lean sweetly on Jesus, O child of His love;
How tenderly o’er thee He bends from above;
How kindly and gently He whispers to thee—
"I am thy Redeemer, then rest thou in Me." [Refrain]

5 Lean sweetly on Jesus whatever befall;
Go hide in His mercy and trust Him for all;
Hold fast to thy anchor tho’ earth skies are dim,
With faith never failing, abide thou in Him. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14061

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Lean sweetly on Jesus, O child of His care
Title: Lean Sweetly On Jesus
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O cling thou to Him
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14061
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The Cyber Hymnal #14061

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