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 burden of sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My heart was oppress'd with the burden of sin,
I felt conscious guilt, and deep sorrow within.
I sighed for relief, for forgiveness and peace,
That God would in mercy my spirit release.

I longed for His grace,
Oh! I longed for His grace,
I longed, how I longed, for His mercy and grace.

2 Encompassed with darkness, no light could I gain,
No comfort and hope of salvation obtain.
It seemed that in vain were my tears and my pray'r,
That I was forsaken, to sink in despair. [Refrain]

3 But glory and thanks be to God for His grace,
He shone on my soul with the light of His face.
He granted me pardon, He filled me with rest,
His love shed abroad, and sweet peace in my breast. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #48

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I longed for His grace
Copyright: Public Domain



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