Leaning on thee alone

Leaning on Thee, my Guide and Friend

Author: Charlotte Elliott
Published in 34 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 >

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



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