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My heart was oppressed with the burden of sin

My heart was oppressed with the burden of sin

Author: Joseph H. Martin
Tune: [My heart was oppressed with the load of my sin]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. My heart was oppressed with the load of my sin,
And it bent with the weight of its woe;
At a touch of His hand all the burden fell off,
Do you wonder my loving Him so?

My Savior is precious to me,
My Savior is precious to me,
And the more He is known by His loved and His own,
More precious He’s certain to be.

2. Then He filled me with peace that the world knoweth not,
That is with me wherever I go;
’Tis the very same calm that is filling His heart,
Do you wonder my loving Him so? [Refrain]

3. Then He shelters, and blesses, and watches o’er me,
Be my pathway the high or the low;
I am safe, for His arm is protecting His child,
Do you wonder my loving Him so? [Refrain]

4. Oh, will you not love Him who first lovèd you?
Just respond, and His sweetness you’ll know;
And never again will you want other love,
Nor will wonder my loving Him so. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4451

Author: Joseph H. Martin

Late 19th Century Martin was a minister. Lyrics-- Come un­to Me Coming of the Lord Draw­eth Nigh, The Rose May Yield a Sweet Per­fume, The Sabbath Bells Are Ring­ing, The Sabbath Morn Is Beam­ing, The Thee I Seek, O Gra­cious Sav­ior There Are Bright Lit­tle Ones There Is a Cleans­ing Fount­ain There Is a Crim­son Fount­ain There Is a Gate That Stands Ajar There Is a Lad­der Great There Is a Man­sion Fair and Bright There Is a Star of All Most Bright There Was Love, Deep Love There’s a Home for the Blest There’s a Man­sion of Rest There’s a Song of Joy There’s a Voice That Speaks There’s a Well in the De­sert The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My heart was oppressed with the burden of sin
Author: Joseph H. Martin
Refrain First Line: I longed for His grace



The Cyber Hymnal #4451
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