My heart is sad and weary

My heart is sad and weary

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [My heart is sad and weary]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 My heart is sad and weary,
My way is dark and dreary;
O quench my ceaseless longings
With Thy rich grace and love;
With Thine own arm uphold me,
And to Thy breast enfold me;
O sanctify me wholly,
And bring me safe above.

2 My sky is over-clouded,
My path with shadows shrouded;
Dispel the mocking phantoms,
And drive away the gloom;
A balm for every sorrow
From Thee I fain would borrow;
For Thee my soul is longing,
And waits to make Thee room.

3 From sin Thou canst deliver,
And break its bonds forever;
O let me never wander
And grieve Thee, I implore;
Unholy thoughts subduing,
My sinful heart renewing,
O guide me to Thy glory,
And bless me evermore.

Source: The Bright Array #105

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

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First Line: My heart is sad and weary
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Copyright: Public Domain


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