Leaning on thee alone

Leaning on Thee, my Guide and Friend

Author: Charlotte Elliott
Published in 36 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Leaning on Thee, my guide, my Friend,
My gracious Saviour, I am blest;
Tho’ weary Thou dost condescend
To be my rest, to be my rest.

2 Leaning on Thee, with childlike faith
To Thee the future I confide;
Each step of life’s untrodden path
Thy Love will guide, thy Love will guide.

3 Leaning on Thee, tho’ faint and weak,
Too weak another voice to hear,
Thy heav’nly accents comfort speak;
Be of good cheer, be of good cheer.

4 Leaning on Thee no fear alarms,
Calmly I stand on death’s dark brink;
I feel “The everlasting arms,”
I cannot sink, I cannot sink.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #186

Author: Charlotte Elliott

Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Leaning on Thee, my Guide and Friend
Title: Leaning on thee alone
Author: Charlotte Elliott
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 36 of 36)

A Church of England Hymn Book #641

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #79a

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Carols of Joy #85

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Church Hymns and Tunes #320

Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d278

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Common Praise #427

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Gloria Deo #186

Heart and Voice #d89

Heart and Voice #d92

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Hymns for the Children of the Church #229

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #167

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Hymns of Faith and Love #94

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #90

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Jasper and Gold #12

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Laudes Domini #626

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #17

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Our New Hymnal #211

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Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #153

Prayer and Praise Book #d86

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Royal Gems #43

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Sacred Songs & Solos #208

Sacred Songs and Solos #208

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Select Songs No. 2 #154

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Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #197

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Songs of the Cross, for the Sabbath-school #84

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The Christian hymnal #720

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The Church Hymnary #484

The Coronation Hymnal #d198

The Dominion Hymnal #d141

The Friends' Hymnal #d338

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a186

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The New Canadian Hymnal #199

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The New Laudes Domini #638

The Temple of Praise #d53

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Welcome Tidings #96

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