1 No night have I with Jesus near,
No darkness hides the sunshine clear,
But all my life is filled with cheer,
With Jesus near, with Jesus near,
With Jesus near how sweet to know
My pathway he will flow’rs doth strew,
And calms my soul in joy and woe,
He loves me so, he loves me so.
2 He loves me now, oh, blessed thought,
He loved me when I knew him not,
And with his blood my pardon bought,
On Calvary he died for me;
Then, with such love my heart to cheer,
How can I doubt or have one fear,
Or ever think the days are drear
With Jesus near, with Jesus near.
3 I know not if across my way
May come some dark and evil day,
And thro’ the clouds I see no ray,
Yet I will trust, in Jesus trust,
I’ll trust him for the days to come,
My tongue may soon be cold and dumb,
But I’m assured he’ll take me home,
Then I’ll be blest, in heaven find rest.
Hall, Jane E., of Battleborough, Vermont, has in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 18S1, under the initials "J. E. H.," (1) "The love that Jesus had for me" (Love of Jesus); (2) "We shall have a new name in that land" (The New Name). The music in Sankey to these hymns is also by the same person.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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